Spoken Word event gets close to the life of a woman who died in a suicide bombing

Posted by pt91 at Sep 28, 2011 12:03 PM |
Life of Professor of Law and Human Rights to be commemorated at University of Leicester event on 9 October

‘Writing in Afghanistan’ will be held at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s arts centre on Lancaster Road, Leicester, at 7:30pm on Sunday 9th October 2011.

The event will commemorate the life of Hamida Barmaki, a professor of law and human rights who was killed by a suicide bomb earlier this year in Kabul. Her sister, the poet Abeda Sakha, starred in last year’s popular ‘Enduring Freedom: New Writing from Afghanistan’ event.

This year’s event will feature a short talk about Hamida’s life together with readings and discussions about Afghan literary traditions. The event is part of the ‘Everybody’s Reading’ series.

Event organizer, Dr Corinne Fowler from the School of English at the University of Leicester, commented: ‘This event gives the audience a unique chance to glimpse the hopes and pleasures of one of Afghanistan’s many suicide bomb victims. We will see photographs of her, hear recordings of her voice and learn about the literature she cherished and the musicians she loved. Representatives of the City of Leicester’s Afghan Community will be present at the event.’

Tickets are free and are available from the Embrace Arts box office: http://www.le.ac.uk/embracearts/book/index.html

For more details about the event, you can contact Dr. Corinne Fowler, tel 07791989672

Notes to Editors: Further details of this event are available from Corinne Fowler : email csf11@le.ac.uk , mobile 07791989672

Details of Embrace Arts activities are available from Gillian Garratt, Marketing Manager, Embrace Arts, email gg81@leicester.ac.uk, tel 07973 188898.

Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough centre, PO Box 138, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA. Box office: 0116 252 2455; e-mail: arts-centre@le.ac.uk.

About Embrace Arts

As the University of Leicester’s arts centre, Embrace Arts offers opportunities to everyone to participate without barriers in ways that challenge and inspire.

Its welcoming 180-seater performance area, art studios, extensive exhibition gallery and bright foyer space enable people to engage with the arts as audiences, performers and learners.

Still one of the few arts venues that can boast a fully-accessible facility, Embrace Arts provides a focal point for cultural life on campus and in the wider community. 

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