An evening of Syrian poetry reading and discussion on war in Syria
These past years, the world saw the horror of the war in Syria, with its victims inside and outside the country. Images of drowned three-year-old Aylan on the seashore in Turkey, of the five-years-old Omran after the Aleppo bombing, and many others, put a great question mark on humanity, on the geopolitical dynamics of great powers and refugee policies in Europe.
In solidarity with refugees of this war, Alter Habitus and the Multimedia Centre organised an evening of Syrian poetry and prose reading and talk on cultural heritage and gender before and after the breakout of the war in Syria. The readings included writings from the Albanian origin Syrian poet/prose writer Aisha Arnaout (translated from French by Urim Nerguti), the poet Ghayath Almadhoun (translated from English by Elife Krasniqi), Hammed Abboud and Rasha Omran (translated from German by Shkumbin Brestovci). Between readings, a discussion took place with the cultural columnist Avni Rudaku, and via Skype with the philosopher Sead Zimmer (Norway). Photographs taken in Syria by the war photographer Vedat Xhymshiti were exhibited. Poems were read by Eli Krasniqi, Jeton Neziraj, Imer Topanica and Dafina Zherkaj.