Sat, 21 Nov

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Online Event

3pm - 4pm | Writers of Change: the archipelago writers collective and emerging writers in Indonesia's refugee community

Join these talented refugee writers as they use Literature to imagine new horizons beyond the disenfranchisement, marginalisation and displacement that is very much a part of the life of a refugee.

3pm - 4pm | Writers of Change: the archipelago writers collective and emerging writers in Indonesia's refugee community

Time & Location

21 Nov 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm SGT

Online Event

About the Event

Writing reimagines the horizons of possibility and opens up a new space beyond disenfranchisement and marginalisation. 

Through literature, writers who are displaced can imagine new futures and write their own representations of their community. In Indonesia, a group of writers has been doing exactly this.   

The archipelago is a writers collective between Australia and Indonesia that trains new writers who are refugees in Indonesia towards professional publication and connects them with mentorship. This year they launched a new magazine on migration that publishes literature, journalism, art and photography each month: thearchipelago.org.  

Join us in conversation between four writers of the archipelago: Warsan Weedhsan writes on the experiences of refugee women in Indonesia and East Africa; JN Joniad explores mental health impacts of displacement through his journalism; Erfan Dana writes of limbo in Indonesia's outer islands; MA Raha writes fiction on the lives of girls in Afghanistan and Iran.

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