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Palestine Verses 2016 Poetry Competition! 

Extremely happy I won the Palestine Verses 2016 Poetry Competition! But must point out my  

  

 achievement is not my own. I am grateful to all those who supported and continue to support me in my writing when I often had little faith in myself! A few who need special mention and you may not realise why, are Zahid Hussain, Martin De Mello, Chris Jam and Peter Kalu who mentored or encouraged me at different points in my life when I needed to progress. Love my family and friends too for encompassing me with belief and of course my other half for putting up with my self-sabotage! Sorry its sounding like an Oscar speech but I was not expecting it! ‘War Torn Child’ came second place last year. This poem, ‘A Tap On The Roof’ is also one of many dedicated to a people who epitomise resistance to Israeli occupation, a people who Mahmoud Darwish says, ‘suffer from a chronic illness of hope’. Well done to all who entered… X
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Poetry For Palestine

Last night I had the pleasure of sharing my poetry at the event organised in the University of Manchester Students’ Union by Action Palestine. I was joined by the awsome Elmi Ali who performed spoken word and even a spontaneous beatbox collaboration with Luqc. Amazing atmosphere no doubt and it was really heartwarming to see students, the next generation, taking steps towards raising awareness about justice, liberation snd the freedom from oppression. Arash Sajedi from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Manchester,  was also present to offer advice on practical steps that make a difference to a complex situation. Poetry was based around themes of struggle, resistance, remembrance and loss. Honoured to have contributed to the night.. X  

    
    
 

Interpal Poetry Competition

I am pleased to announce that I came second with The War Torn Child in Interpal’s poetry competition judged by the rapper Logic! 🙂

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