Refugee Hosts’ writer-in-residence, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, will read from his acclaimed poetry collection, ‘Writing the Camp,’ in conversation with Prof. Heaven Crawley, at the IASFM18 Conference ‘Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy.’ ‘Writing the Camp’ is an essential collection drawn from Yousif’s experience of the Baddawi refugee camp in Lebanon. The poetry moves beyond the observational into a philosophical meditation on the existential nature  of place.

The title of Yousif M. Qasmiyeh’s collection of poetry, “Writing the Camp,” is also the title of the theoretical framework and writing project that Yousif has developed as part of his role as writer-in-residence for the Refugee Hosts project. To learn more about Yousif’s work on the Refugee Hosts project, you can access his poetry and translations through our Creative Archive and our Writing and Poetry series. You can also listen to Yousif reading his poetry here.

The IASFM18 conference runs from 11:00 AM (GMT) on Monday, 26th July 2021 until 8:00 PM on Friday 30th of July 2021.

Yousif’s reading takes place from 1.30pm – 2.30pm on the 27th of July. You can register here.

More information about the conference can be found here.

Featured image: Clouds loom over Baddawi camp, N. Lebanon. (c) E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, 2018

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