Does the place matter? Questions around the rising of Arabic Nordic literature field

Babel Hajjar, a blogger, journalist and global media researcher writes about the struggle for (re)gaining the power of words after losing the language of the previous generation. Hajjar's text is related to Ahmed Al Nawas’s report  “View of the Conditions of Arabic Literature in the Nordic Region” and Professor Olli Löytty’s comments, presented at the publication of Al-Nawas's… Continue reading Does the place matter? Questions around the rising of Arabic Nordic literature field

Encounters of language and poetry at Nordic Somali Festival

"A reading nation is a happy nation" was the theme of the seminar day on Friday 9/12/2016 at Pasila Library, organised as part of the Nordic Somali Week Festival of Helsinki. Poetry, literature and storytelling have been strongly present in the activities that diasporic Somali-speakers organize also in the Nordic region. Somali Book Fairs (Somalikirjamessut) have been organized in the city… Continue reading Encounters of language and poetry at Nordic Somali Festival