7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
16th March, 2016
Agnes Woolley and Kayo Chingonyi will talk about the arts and migration and lead a discussion on the topic. Kayo will also read some of his work.
Dr Woolley joined Royal Holloway, University of London in 2014. She is the author ofContemporary Asylum Narratives: Representing Refugees in the 21st Century.
Kayo Chingonyi was born in Zambia in 1987 and moved to the UK in 1993. He gained an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway. His poems have appeared in a range of magazines and anthologies, and he published his debut pamphlet, Some Bright Elegance, with Salt in 2012. He was awarded the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2012. He is currently working on a new book of poems, Kumukanda, which roughly translates (from Luvale) as ‘The Initiation’, about the rites immigrants pass through in the absence of their native culture.