In Conversation | Momtaza Mehri & m nourbeSe philip | Granta

In Conversation

m nourbeSe philip & Momtaza Mehri

‘I think the stories that cannot yet be told must be told, can only be told, by un-telling.’

Momtaza Mehri in conversation with m nourbeSe philip.

m nourbeSe philip

m nourbeSe philip is a poet and writer and lawyer. She was born in Tobago and now lives in Toronto, Canada. In addition to Zong! (2008), her books of poetry include Thorns (1980), Salmon Courage (1983), She Tries Her Tongue; Her Silence Softly Breaks (1988) and Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence (1991). She has also written one novel, Harriet’s Daughter (1988), and four essay collections, including Frontiers: Essays and Writings on Racism and Culture (1992) and Showing Grit (1993).

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Momtaza Mehri

Momtaza Mehri is an award-winning poet and essayist. She is a former Young People’s Poet Laureate for London and winner of the 2019 Manchester Writing Prize. Her writing has featured in the Guardian, POETRY, Granta, Wasafiri, Bidoun, The White Review and on BBC Radio 4. She works across criticism, translation, anti-disciplinary research practices, education and radio. Bad Diaspora Poems is the winner of an Eric Gregory Award and the 2023 Forward Prize for Best First Collection.   Photograph © Ndrika Anyika

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