Readings and Soundscapes

Soundscapes:

Hamra, Lebanon:

Listen to Hamra, a neighbourhood in Beirut, Lebanon, which has become home to many refugees from Syria.

 

 

For more on this soundscape, read this article by Refugee Hosts Co-Investigator Prof Alastair Ager.


Athens, Greece:

In this recording, social encounters and migration can be heard in what Tom Western describes as an example of ‘anthropology in sound’.

 

Take a look at the photo essay that accompanies this recording here.


Readings:

A Sudden Utterance is the Stranger

Below you can listen to the Refugee Hosts Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh reading his poem “A Sudden Utterance is the Stranger”.

 

You can read more about the poem here.


Abdulrazak Gurnah: In Conversation

Below you can listen to a talk given by author and critic Abdulrazak Gurnah at UCL on the 20th February 2017. Hosted by the UCL-Institute of Advanced Studies and co-convened by Refuge in a Moving World and UCL African Studies, his talk covers a number of the themes explored by the Refugee Hosts project.


The Camp is Time

Below you can listen to the Refugee Hosts Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh reading his poem “The Camp is Time”.

You can read more about the poem here.


Writing the Camp

Below you can listen to the Refugee Hosts Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh reading his poem “Writing the Camp”.

Read more about the poem here.

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