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30 May 2024

Wasafiri at 2024 JAAG Festival

JAAG is a space to go deep; to learn from each other; to ask questions; to interrogate our assumptions and to connect and collaborate with others who are similarly passionate about Panjabi & Pahari-Pothwari language and literature.

Taking place in two sites next door to each other on Soho Road, JAAG is an intergenerational event for all the family, which is back again this year, in the heart of Handsworth, Birmingham. This will be a packed day of simultaneous workshops, performances, talks, discussions, and conversations.

Wasafiri is pleased to announce a collaboration with JAAG for the 2024 edition of the festival, which will include a Wasafiri chaired and curated panel on poetry and translation. 

Closing the Gap through Translation - A Conversation Curated by Wasafiri

Chaired by Wasafiri magazine Editor and Publishing Director Sana Goyal, this panel features three poets in conversation for the first time: Suna Afshan (Tape Letters), Sharan Hunjan (Open Mouths), and Naush Sabah (Litanies). Alongside reading from their works, they will discuss the poetic techniques and tools they draw on as they seek to close the gap between languages and geographies through translation, as well as themes in their poetry, such as borders and belonging, the self and the sacred, dislocation, and the diaspora.

When: Saturday, 22 June. 9.30am-9.30pm 

Where: South & City College Birmingham - Handsworth Campus. Soho Road, Handsworth, B21 9LR 

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