"I could never be the poet of one country"


By Maria Hadjipolycarpou
Mar 19, 2012 Bookmark and Share

These are the words of Mehmet Yashin, a writer from Cyprus who is going to give a talk at the U of Michigan with the title: “Writing in a Mediterranean Island. In-Between Languages and Literary Spaces.”  The talk is taking place on March 22nd at 4pm at the International Institute.

We invite the Michigan community to join us to think together about what it means to be a minority writer, to be homeless in one's language while dealing with the trauma of war and national violence. This is the first time that a writer from Cyprus is giving a talk at the University of Michigan and this is a great opportunity for everyone interested to hear about this part of the Mediterranean world. 

Please read more at 

http://eurocomment.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/i-could-never-be-the-poet-of-one-country/