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27 January 2022

From 'Prayer & Breath': A Short Film

Watch Jinling Wu's evocative short film interpretation of an excerpt of Nadine Aisha Jassat's poem 'Prayer & Breath', first published in Issue 108: House of Wisdom.

My first words were a prayer:

Lips pressed against the wooden shelf...

The full poem is available to read in Issue 108: House of Wisdom



Nadine Aisha Jassat is an award-winning writer, and the author of Let Me Tell You This (404 Ink, 2019). She has been published widely, including in It’s Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race, Nasty Women, and Staying Human. The recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award, Nadine lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jinling Wu is a director and writer based in Edinburgh. She is drawn to the aesthetics of the ordinary and creates with a minimalist sensibility. Her creative works have been shown at the Lift-off sessions at Pinewoods Studio, Fringe of Color Festival, Stanza International Poetry Festival, REEL poetry/Houston TX, The International Book Arsenal Festival in Kyiv, and Edinburgh Multicultural Festival. 

Wasafiri 108, on the libraries and literatures of Islam, is available to order now. 
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