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Reading with Q & A :Iraqi Novelist & Poet Choman Hardi

Tuesday 21st May 2024
15:00 at Waterstones, Canterbury - Rose Lane

Reading with Q & A :Iraqi Novelist & Poet Choman Hardi

Hardi was born in  Sulaimaniyah daughter of Kurdish poet  Ahmad Hardi. She has published poetry in Kurdish and in English . Considering the Women  (Bloodaxe) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize. After a spell teaching at St Antony’s College, Oxford, she moved back to Sulaimaniyah to run the English Department at the American University of Iraq.

She will be talking about her novel Whispering Walls.
Full of urgent resonance for our present moment, Choman Hardi's Whispering Walls is about a charismatic Kurdish family who confront their ghosts in the tense weeks leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The novel travels between London and Kurdistan, past and future, as each sibling grapples with a secret wound - a multilingual poet who loses her fluency in the face of love, a tender father who is haunted by the sister he failed, a journalist who must confront the truth in his own family. 

Further details: 01227 452354

Canterbury - Rose Lane Waterstones, Canterbury - Rose Lane
Tuesday 21st May 2024
15:00

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