Away From Home - Memory, Art and Women Solidarity

Away From Home - Memory, Art and Women Solidarity: Generations of Arab women have been living in the Diaspora whether by force or choice. The relationship with their homeland or watan is never simple, especially at times of occupation and war as in the case of Iraqi and Palestinian women - a situation which often leads them to establish or join solidarity organisations. On the tenth anniversary of Tadhamun, Iraqi women solidarity contributors will bring a range of art and literature pieces that reflect on the connection with country and how their identities have been shaped. To highlight the role of memory, Iraqi poet Nesreen Melek will read from her memoir 'Lavender Snatcher'. She will be joined by the journalist Nazli Tarzi, the Palestinian poet Fajr Tamimi, the academic writer and photographer Dr Dora Carpenter-Latiri, the Iraqi author Haifa Zangana and the musician Francesco Annuzzelli who is specialized in the Iraqi oud style. Taking place on 22 March, 2107 at the P21 Gallery, 21-27 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD.