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Between Two Islands — Out now!

Between Two Islands is OUT NOW and free to download: https://alialjamri.com/betweentwoislands/ For print copies, please enquire. Check the link above for full details.

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World Poetry Day – The Stories We Thread

Sunday 21 March was World Poetry Day, and I was delighted to be one of the poets featured in the film marking the day for Manchester City of Literature and Manchester Poetry Library. You can watch the video below: I … Continue reading

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Resistance Is My Mother Tongue – Reflections

Today is International Mother Language Day and as part of the festivities planned in Manchester, I co-produced, with Nasima Begum and Young Identity, Resistance Is My Mother Tongue, a multi-lingual poetry event. You can rewatch the event here: Major thanks … Continue reading

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Between Two Islands: Poetry Writing Workshops for Bahrainis in Britain

ما بين جزيرتين – ورش عمل حول كتابة الشعر للبحرينيين المقيمين في بريطانيا I am excited to announce a new series of poetry workshops for the Bahraini community in the UK! Click here to register for the events (اضغط هنا … Continue reading

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On Instagram

Just a note, in case people still regularly come across my writings here, that my most up to date place for my work is Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alialjamri_scribbles/ This blog will continue to be a home for longer pieces, but if you … Continue reading

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After the Last Edition

The ink stains on the rollers, like so much coughed up blood, are dry to the touch. Halls echo desertion, and dust mates with dust. None knock. None knock but the bulldozer. None knock but the man in the ghutra. … Continue reading

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Saudi’s husseiniya massacre: sectarianism coming home to roost

On Monday 3 November, tragedy struck in the Saudi Arabian town of Dalwa when three unidentified gunmen opened fire on a ‘group of citizens’, killing five and injuring nine. The next day, two Saudi security officers were killed in a shoot-out … Continue reading

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Apologies

I have to apologies as there is no new Year of the Nationalists, as I said there would be today. A serious issue has come up regarding my research into the closing months of 1956. Particularly, large scale demonstrations against the … Continue reading

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Week’s Briefing 13 May 2013

Al-Wefaq Participates in London Conference Source: http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&id=418274 Note: The conference, held by the Next Century Foundation, was set to include many pro-state and state-official panellists including a few members of the royal family. A campaign against it in the Bahraini paper … Continue reading

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Statement of Purpose

This blog is a place for my thoughts and a place from which I hope to share Bahrain and the surrounding region with readers. To that end, I’m writing this statement for those curious of what’s to come and for … Continue reading

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