How are the Syrian refugees working today to understand and to process what happened before and during the war? What are their thoughts on the current situation?
In her book We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled, Wendy Pearlman has gathered testimonies from some of the many hundred exiled Syrians she has interviewed, after they were forced to flee during the first years of the war.
Wendy Pearlman is the arabist and Palestine scholar who could not help but be moved by the lives and stories of the many hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled to neighbouring Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, and later also Denmark, Sweden and the US. In this podcast, you can hear her in conversation with artistic director at the House of Literature, Andreas Liebe Delsett.The conversation took place on October 10th 2018.
LitHouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.
Nigerian Chimamanda Adichie has long made her mark as a distinct political voice. Both in her novels and her small non-fiction books We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, Adichie addresses issues of power, violence, independence and the role of literature in understanding and expanding one’s view of the world. Hear her in conversation with cultural editor of Morgenbladet, Ane Farsethås.
The conversation took place at the House of Literature on October 25, 2017.
Lithouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.
In this episode, Nazmi Al-Jubeh, historian and archeologist at Birzeit Univeristy, and Hind Khoury, former Minister for Jerusalem Affairs for the Palestinian Authorities, talk about the current situation in Jerusalem, following the 2014 Gaza war, reflecting openly on the situation for Palestinians in Jerusalem under occupation, and the shortcomings of the Palestinian Authorities. Leading the conversation is senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, Marte Heian-Engdal. The Palestinian poet Jehan Bseiso also reads her poem Hashtag Gaza. The conversation took place at the House of Literature March 6th, 2017, as part of the 2017 Saladin Days, focusing on Jerusalem.
In this episode you can hear Selahattin Demirtaş giving that Saladin Lecture 2016. The lecture was given on April 13th, as part of the International Saladin Days, and was held in Turkish. It was followed by a few questions that were put to mr. Demirtaş in English, and answered in Turkish.
Selahattin Demirtaş is the chairman of Turkey's pro Kurdish coalition party HDP, and considered by many to be the key to the Kurds' future in Turkey.
LitHouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, Litteraturhuset. Music by Apothek.