Celebrated poet, teacher and feminist Choman Hardi arrived in Britain in 1993 seeking asylum from Kurdistan. She attended Oxford, London and Kent Universities, and was a Research Fellow at Oxford, before returning to her home city of Sulaimani in 2014 to teach English, and to found the region’s groundbreaking Center for Gender and Development Studies. Her two poetry volumes include Life for Us, andConsidering the Women. She has also written insightfully about the impact of genocide on women in Iraq. Hardi discusses poetry, geography and women in the Muslim world with Paula Green.
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