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God's Zoo

Artists, Exiles, Londoners

Marius Kociejowski

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Hardback
ISBN: 978 1 847774 48 4
Categories: 21st Century, British, Canadian
Imprint: Lives and Letters
Published: July 2014
216 x 135 x 43 mm
384 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback, eBook (EPUB), eBook (Kindle)
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  • This beautifully illustrated book consists of a series of encounters with writers, artists and musicians living in London, all of whom are exiles or émigrés displaced from their cultural and geographical origins. The subjects include poet John Rety (Hungary), poet Fawzi Karim (Iraq), novelist Moris Farhi (Turkey), poet Martina Evans (Ireland), artist Ana Maria Pacheco (Brazil), actor Andrzej Borkowski (Poland), novelist Brian Chikwava (Zimbabwe), writer Hamid Ismailov and musician Razia Sultanova (Uzbekistan), poet Mimi Khalvati (Iran), filmmaker Rajan Khosa (India), and jazz bassist Coleridge Goode (Jamaica); the book concludes with an autobiographical account. Together, the chapters form a perceptive and moving enquiry into complex questions of migration, identity and belonging – as well as a tribute to the value of art and creativity in human lives.
    Marius Kociejowski was born in 1949 and lives in London. His Greville Press pamphlet Coast was awarded the Cheltenham Prize in 1991. As well as his two collections of poems he has published two books on Syria, The Street Philosopher and The Holy Fool (2006) and The Pigeon Wars of Damascus ... read more
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