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New book by refugee writers in South Wales

Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Hafan books

In a new anthology of stories and poems just published by Hafan Books, dozens of writers who have come to South Wales to escape hardship and persecution tell of their experiences. The title of the book, The Festival of the Wolf, is also the title of a wonderful poem by one of these writers, Soleïman Adel Guémar.

Read the poem on our wiki here
in the original French and in English and Welsh translations.

Everyone involved in this project would also like to invite translations of the poem in other languages. To add your translation - and your voice - to The Festival of the Wolf, simply double-click on the poem page (to open up the editor), scroll down and cut and paste. Don't forget to click 'Save' when you've finished. Thank you to Tom Cheesman and all the Festival writers for this big idea.

New short story by Mark Hill

Monday, September 11, 2006
Before fleeing his native Iran, Write to Life writer, Mark Hill, had already published a novel in Persian. Now he's writing short stories and poems in English and his latest story, The Tree, is new on our Writing wiki. It's a beautifully controlled piece of story-telling. Read it here.

LOBI featured in new 'Mediablog' from ICAR

Thursday, September 07, 2006
LOBI is featured on a new Mediablog written by Sarah Eldridge at ICAR, the Information Centre about Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the UK.

Sarah's job involves working with journalists to ensure they make maximum use of ICAR's research and data, alerting them to new research and developments. She monitors media coverage of asylum and refugee issues and liaises with politicians, academics and others about the impact of their work.

It's fantastic for LOBI to be featured on this blog which is a very interesting news-driven site providing a useful round-up of current events and issues. Sarah wants to hear what LOBI writers and readers have to say about the issues she's covering and she welcomes your comments. Go and take a look. Thanks for your support, Sarah!