Khaled Harara

Khaled Harara is a Palestinian hip hop artist. He was born in Yemen, but now lives in Sweden, after being the first musician to be Gothenburg’s City of Refuge guest writer. His lyrics consider the current political situation in Palestine, from a humanitarian and...
Thorvald Steen

Thorvald Steen

Thorvald Steen is a Norwegian writer. His debut came in 1983, followed by a series of publications across varied genres, such as novels, drama, poetry, short stories children’s books and essays. He is acknowledged as one of Norway’s most international...
Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi ia a poet, essayist and dancer.  She is one of the most important English-language, Indian poets of her time. At the festival she will present her poem Girls, which deals with sexualised violence against women in India
Iman Al-Ghafari

Iman Al-Ghafari

Dr. Iman Al-Ghafari is a Syrian academic and a lesbian writer. Her PhD thesis was about identity in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. She has published widely on gender and lesbian issues in Middle-Eastern cultures. Her works include poetry, short stories, academic articles...