Posts Tagged: Vahni Capildeo

Mother Tongues: Multilingual Identities

How does being multilingual shape your sense of identity and your creative process as a writer? Award-winning poet  Vahni Capildeo    and author  Burhan Sönmez    discuss the influence of their mother tongues on their life and work with writer-translator Jen Calleja. Vahni Capildeo     is a British Trinidadian writer. She writes that, throughout her childhood, ‘my mother

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Vahni Capildeo on the Douma 4

In April 2017, Vahni Capildeo was among the writers to take part in our second English PEN Modern Literature Festival, in partnership with Steven J Fowler and the Enemies Project. The festival sought to highlight the cases of writers at risk around the world, pairing them with individual writers here in the UK, each of

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English PEN Modern Literature Festival 2017

Saturday 1 April 2017 Venue One, Rich Mix, near Brick Lane, London 2pm / 4pm / 7.30pm Entrance is free but please consider joining PEN or making a donation On 1 April 2017, 30 UK-based writers, poets, novelists, playwrights and artists will join English PEN and the Enemies Project for the second English PEN Modern Literature

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