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Raed Anis Al-Jishi On Going Home

The "On Going Home" series offers a glimpse of what returning home means for authors who have spent three months in the U.S. as part of the International Writing Program's Fall Residency. This week's installment comes to us from Raed Anis Al-Jishi:
Al-Jishi visiting a coffee shop upon returning to Saudi Arabia.

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Fall Residency 2015: News from Home

By Andrea Chan, Fall Residency Outreach Assistant

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Sadek Mohammed On Going Home

The "On Going Home" series offers a glimpse of what returning home means for authors who have spent three months in the U.S. as part of the International Writing Program's Fall Residency. This week's installment comes to us from Sadek Mohammed:

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Andra Rotaru's Photo-Letter Pairing Project

“Photo-letter pairing” is a project from Andra Rotaru (IWP '14) in collaboration with Jared Krauss as part of the 2nd Annual Outreach and Engagement Fellowship, an additional IWP fellowship that is focused on cultivating public outreach and artistic collaborations. The project functions as a connection between the IWP Fall Residents, the local literary community, and the diverse citizenry of Iowa City.

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Abdullah Al Wesali On Going Home

The "On Going Home" series offers a glimpse of what returning home means for authors who have spent three months in the U.S. as part of the International Writing Program's Fall Residency. This week's installment comes to us from Abdullah Al Wesali:

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Yeow Kai Chai On Going Home

The "On Going Home" series offers a glimpse of what returning home means for authors who have spent three months in the U.S. as part of the International Writing Program's Fall Residency. This week's installment comes to us from Yeow Kai Chai:

It sprang, unexpected, a sprig of memories.

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Tang Siu Wa On Going Home

The "On Going Home" series offers a glimpse of what returning home means for authors who have spent three months in the U.S. as part of the International Writing Program's Fall Residency. This week's installment comes to us from Tang Siu Wa. Read this entry in its original language by visiting Tang Siu Wa's blog.

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Nigeria Killed Iyayi

As the IWP mourns the loss of alumnus Festus Iyayi (IWP '90), deceased 12 November 2013, fellow writer Niyi Osundare (IWP '88) offers this tribute:

And so Nigeria killed Festus Iyayi. . . .

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Kofi Awoonor, Guardian of the Sacred Word

A special guest post by Niyi Osundare.

Eni re dara ile                 A splendid man has joined the earth

Gbee gbee, ofere gbee   Carry him, carry him, good wind, carry him

Kofi loo, o digba              Kofi has gone, adieu

Gbee gbee gbeee             Carry him, carry him, good wind, carry him

Ofere gbeeeeeeee            Carry him, carry him, good wind, carry him

    

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