Friday, September 30, 2011

Book Launch - The Man in Blue Pyjamas

Jalal Barzanji will launch his new book, The Man in Blue Pyjamas, with two events as part of the 2011 LitFest, Edmonton's Nonfiction Festival.

Monday, October 17 @ noon
CBC Centre Stage, City Centre Mall
Discuss the challenges in reshaping a story for a new language, new culture and new context. Meet Jalal Barzanji, Sabah Salih (translator) and Peter Midgley (editor). This is a free event.

Monday, October 17 @ 7:00 pm - Book launch
Milner Library Theatre, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Tickets are available @ Ticket revenues will go to support PEN Canada. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Jalal Barzanji's First Book in English

Kurdish poet  and Writers Beyond Borders member, Jalal Barzanji, has his first book in English published by the University of Alberta Press. 

"The style of my book must be in small pieces, as my life has been in pieces", says Jalal, who completed The Man in Blue Pyjamas: A Prison Memoir 
while he was Edmonton's first Writer-in-Exile in 2007-2008. This is a story of assimilated people who have been forgotten. It has no political agenda and true to humanity in general.

Please join me in congratulating Jalal!