Edited by Brian Chikwava
Mass migration, long a feature of global society, has intensified with world wars, the collapse of empires and decolonisation. Climate change will accelerate and diversify the movement of populations. And as the writers here reveal, the migrant story is also personal, leaving some to feel like squatters in a world they do not own.
A new short film by the duo, MISSOHIO, based on the Caribbean poet Roger Robinson’s tough but tender and ethereal poem, ‘Paradise’. The film visualises paradise through a distorted lens, uncovering the existential undertones of a ‘perfect’ resort life in the current climate crisis.
Gabriel Gbadamosi is joined by WritersMosaic authors, Angela Saini, Paul Mendez, Ingrid Persaud and Jeffrey Boakye in a special event with 5×15, hosted by Daisy Leitch. 5×15 is one of the UK’s leading producers of public-facing spoken-word events.