The Mosaic Rooms Names New Writer-in-residence: Gazan Author Nayrouz Qarmout

She will participate in events in the exhibition’s ‘living room’ space which aims to reflect refugee camp culture, and be a place for solidarities and social connection. The 14 stories in   The Sea Cloak   —   one of which also appeared in   The Book of Gaza,   ed. The Mosaic Rooms Names New Writer-in-residence: Gazan Author Nayrouz Qarmout

The Mosaic Rooms has announced their autumn writer-in-residence, in a program supported by English PEN and the British Council:

Gazan short-story writer and journalist   Nayrouz Qarmout this autumn of 2021. This exhibition by artist-architecture collective DAAR (Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti) “challenges mainstream narratives of refugees, victimhood and suffering. Also read:

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  “The Sea Cloak,” by Nayrouz Qarmout, translated by Charis Bredon and performed by performed by Grazyna Monvid. The exhibition proposes exile as a radical perspective beyond the nation state, and refuses Western definitions of heritage, centering on Dheisheh refugee camp in Palestine.”

Mosaic Rooms adds:

As a writer who is active in the struggle of women’s rights and as a Palestinian refugee who writes about life in her own home city of Gaza, Qarmout will explore some of these themes during her residency. Qarmout, who is author of the short-story collection   The Sea Cloak, translated by Perween Richards, as well as several screenplays, will be in residence at the gallery during their   Stateless Heritage exhibition. Atef Abu Saif — are set around life in a Syrian refugee camp and in Gaza.