Refugee Tales: Readings with Jackie Kay and Sameena Zehra at Glasgow Women’s Library

Join Glasgow Women's Library for Refugee Tales... an afternoon of storytelling and readings with Jackie Kay and Sameena Zehra.

Refugee Tales: Readings with Jackie Kay and Sameena Zehra at Glasgow Women’s Library

About Refugee Tales: Readings with Jackie Kay and Sameena Zehra at Glasgow Women’s Library

These are not fictions. Nor are they testimonies from some distant, brutal past, but the frighteningly common experiences of Europe’s new underclass – its refugees. While those with ‘citizenship’ enjoy basic human rights, people seeking asylum can be detained for weeks, months or even years without certainty of release. In the Refugee Tales anthologies, poets and novelists retell the stories of individuals who have direct experience of Britain’s policy of indefinite immigration detention. Presenting their accounts anonymously, as modern day counterparts to the pilgrims’ stories in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, these stories offer rare, intimate glimpses into otherwise untold suffering.

Refugee Tales, Thursday 27th June, 2.30pm to 4pm, £5/£3
Join us for an afternoon of storytelling with contributor to Volume II and Scots Makar Jackie Kay, and friend of the project, writer, comedian and storyteller Sameena Zehra. Introduced by Anna Pincus, who has worked with people in detention for over ten years with the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group and is a founder and co-editor of Refugee Tales.

Refugee Tales Walk, Thursday 27th June, 10am to 1.30pm, FREE
You can join the Refugee Tales walk before this event, a walk in solidarity with those who have experienced immigration detention. This will take place on Thursday, 27 June, leaving Kelvindale at 10am. The walk is 7.5 miles and finishes at Glasgow Women’s Library at 1.30pm where you can eat your packed lunch and rest before the Refugee Tales reading by Jackie Kay and Sameena Zehra. Please register your interest to walk with refugeetales@gdwg.org.uk.

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