Readings & Storytelling

Author Meena Kandasamy (When I Hit You, 2017) will be reading excerpts from her latest work, emerging poet Hodan Yusuf will perform from her work in progress, and storyteller Jordan Campbell (TellUsAll) will be performing a prominent West African tale about the significance of remembrance.

Meena Kandasamy is a poet, fiction writer, translator and activist who lives in Chennai and London. She has published two collections of poetry, Touch and Ms. Militancy, and the critically acclaimed novel, The Gypsy Goddess. Her second novel, When I Hit You, Or, The Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife (Atlantic Books/ Juggernaut), will be published in 2017.

Hodan Yusuf is a writer, poet, multimedia freelance journalist, and photographer. She is a poet & spoken word artist. Hodan is also a mediator and trainer in conflict resolution & peace building. Her poetry stands for Justice, Equality and Islamic human rights. When you listen to her spoken word performance, you’ll feel yourself being purged of stereotypes & assumptions. Every line of poetry engulfs you into new levels understanding and being conscious of your own ideologies, and taking steps to having them reproved.

Jordan Campbell is founder and director of Tell Us All is an oracy programme that engages students, parents and communities in the art of oral storytelling. https://tellusall.uk