Art and Media

visAvis #12: Recommendations

John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath Novel, 1939 I would like to share what is in my opinion one of the most significant books on the migration theme: Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. This is…

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Keeping warm in cold country

When you exit the metro at Christianshavn in Copenhagen you see a number of statues known as the Greenland Monument. They were made from red granite by the Danish sculptor Svend Rathsack after he had…

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A burning taste of exile

Recommendation: Warsan Shire: Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth. Poems. flipped eye publishing 2011 By Lise Olivarius The first words of Warsan Shire’s collection of poems read: “I have my mother’s mouth and my…

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Waiting for Asylum

visAvis brings two poems by Reem Zakzouk, a stateless woman of Palestine, born in Saudi Arabia and currently living in Sweden. In her writing she explores questions of exile and belonging, registration versus recognition and…

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‘Alto Deportaciones’ by Santiago Armengod

“Stop Deportations of Migrants – We all have rights, with or without papers.” Poster from the Migration Now portfolio by Santiago Armengod from Justseeds Artists’ Coorperative. For more information see: www.migrationnow.com and www.justseeds.org

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