Dear friends, we would like to invite you to our new exhibition.
Euro Mediterranean Resources Network, in collaboration with Brighton & Hove City Libraries and the No Hate Speech UK Network, launched an exhibition on at the Jubilee Library from today, Monday 11th November and you can see it until 30th November, from 10am every day.
The exhibition, entitled “Verses of a feather..” is an homage to the world’s underrepresented indigenous poetry. As you may remember, the UN declared this year as the Year of Indigenous Languages.
Curator of the exhibition is our coordinator, Umit Ozturk. The shelf side exhibition on the upper floor of the library will display the examples of poetry from all continents, most of which in bilingual form i.e. the original poem in the respective indigenous language next to its English translation.
We made sure that the selected poems will demonstrate a diversity of languages, regions, territories, ages, genders and topics. Displayed works reflect the thoughts and sentiments of old and young poets, male and female and transgender indigenous poets, schooled and self-taught poets, and so on.
We believe in the power of poetry in enlightening hearts and minds. And, on this occasion, we also believe that these poems will help you enlighten others around you at present or in future about the powerful poetic narratives of the world’s indigenous communities who have been portrayed as “illiterate primitive people” or “savages” for centuries through disinformation and misinformation campaigns.
We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.
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