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Nicosia Beyond Barriers: Voices from a Divided City

  • Year: 2019
  • Locations: Cyprus
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About the project

On 13 June 2019, Commonwealth Writers helped to launch Nicosia Beyond Barriers Voices from a Divided City in Nicosia, Cyprus.

The launch was held by Literary Agency Cyprus at NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre Associated with the Pierides Foundation], and featured readings and presentations from the editors, contributing writers and those involved with the project.

Editors of the anthology: Alev Adil, Aydın Mehmet Ali, Bahriye Kemal and Maria Petrides.

Read Alev Adil’s blog about the anthology.

Writers who read at the launch: Tina Adamidou, Alev Adil, Elisa Bosio, Sevina Floridou, Melissa Hekkers, Erato Ioannou, Stavros Karayiannis, Bahriye Kemal, Maria Kitromilidou, Aydın Mehmet Ali, Despina Michaelidou, Haji Mike, Nora Nadjarian, Maria Petrides, Rachael Pettus, Zoe Piponides, Constantia Soteriou and Stephanos Stephanides.

Read Alev Adil’s blog about the anthology.

The anthology is published by Saqi Books, London.

Please view photographs from the night below, courtesy of Rachael Pettus

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Event | London, UK | August 2019

Exiled Writers Ink, Saqi Books and Commonwealth Writers joined writers and editors involved in the anthology ‘Nicosia Beyond Barriers: Voices from a Divided City’ for readings, discussion and a Q & A at The Poetry Cafe, London on 5 August 2019.  The event included readings and discussion from Alev Adil, Anthony Anaxagorou, Bahriye Kemal, Angus Reid, and Caroline Rooney. Please view photos of the event:

 

 

 

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