New Voices for Europe podcast series (4)

We need more variety in Arabic diaspora writing

Olivia Snaije in conversation with Selma M Yonus

The Iraqi poet and journalist moved with her two young children to Norway in 2009 from her home city of Mosul, via Erbil, and was helped by ICORN, the network of cities of refuge, to settle in Stavanger where she applied for asylum. She talks about her journey as a parent, the limitations of being presented as an exile, an outsider and about the recent wave of new Arabic writing emerging from the diaspora.