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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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The Art Of Silencing, 6/5/2016, The Unity, Liverpool

Delighted to be performing at The Art Of Silencing sold-out event for Palestine tomorrow at The Unity in Liverpool. Hosted by Maxine Peake with sketches, speeches, politics, song and poetry that explore the themes of silencing and repression, I’ll be joined by Northern artists in solidarity! Excited 🙂 Xxx  

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Ismail Khalidi’s brazen ‘Tennis in Nablus’ from the Inside/Outside Anthology is partially a comedy that looks for laughs in an area of the world marked by centuries of bloodshed and hard feelings. In its world premiere production at the Alliance Hertz Stage, Tennis in Nablus courts controversy with its witty treatment of the Holy Land’s history.
 

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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  

    
    
 

The War-torn Child

I will tell God everything
The sharp metal pieces
Taken out of my stomach
Will come with me..

I will tell God everything
The men with the guns
And the aeroplanes of fire
Will all get in trouble

I will tell God everything
And ask if the lightening in the sky
Was Him taking photos
If not, I’ll give him my drawings

I will tell God everything
That mama’s face was gone
But I found Baba’s feet
And put them together like shoes

©Hafsah Aneela Bashir

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