Rahila Gupta



On 30th August at the ICA, Jaye  Griffiths (currently in Casualty), performed my poem The Rubaiyat of Rojava (yes, flying too close to the sun) . On the same evening the audience had an opportunity to chat with three women revolutionaries from #Rojava, Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. At the end of that hour, the London audience gave a standing ovation and the Rojava women stood up in response in a truly heartwarming moment. Here is a short video recording of that moment:





A revolution for our times: Rojava, Northern Syria openDemocracy 4 April 2016

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