Rupi Kaur: Rewriting the Migration Narrative

How poet Rupi Kaur, playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes, novelist Peter Kimani and writer Khaled Diab are all re-writing the story of migration, from India to Kenya.

Canadian poet Rupi Kaur tells The Cultural Frontline’s Datshiane Navanayagam how her family’s history of migration from India informed her latest poetry collection, The Sun and Her Flowers.

Reporter Will Coley goes backstage in New York at the road trip musical Miss You Like Hell to meet its Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Quiara Alegria Hudes.

Tina meets writer and poet Peter Kimani and hears how his novel, Dance of the Jakaranda, draws a thread between the dawn of Kenyan independence and its colonial past, to better understand Kenya's present.

Plus, writer Khaled Diab on 'baladi': an Arabic word that, in Egypt at least, shows how even the most local of customs can travel.

Presented by Tina Daheley

Produced by Kirsty McQuire

Image: Rupi Kaur Credit: Baljit Singh

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Mon 4 Jun 2018 06:32 GMT
BBC World Service East Asia