World Writers at the Sainsbury Centre
Tuesday 26 June 2007.
Sainsbury Centre for the Visual
Arts, Lower Gallery, University of East Anglia, Norwich.
NWW 07 authors Hamid Ismailov and Nazand Begikhani gave readings
and a led a discussion about their work in the inspirational
gallery of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, renowned for its
collection of world art.
Hamid Ismailov is an Uzbek journalist and writer who was forced to
flee Uzbekistan in 1992 and come to the United Kingdom, where he
took a job with the BBC World Service. His works are banned in
Uzbekistan. He has published dozens of books in Uzbek,
Russian, French, German, Turkish and other languages. He also
works as a translator.
Nazand Begikhani was born in Iraq and has been living in exile
since 1987. She has written three volumes of poetry, and is an
active researcher and advocate for women’s human rights. She is the
founding member and coordinator of the network organization Kurdish
Women Action against Honour Killing (KWAHK).