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Ord på scen: About Jamaica Kincaid

The publication Ord&Bild and Kulturhuset Oceanen invite you to a critics' discussion on the author Jamaica Kincaid with Athena Farrokhzad and Burcu Sahin.

Jamaica Kincaid was born in 1949 on the Caribbean island of Antigua. She came to the United States as a teenager, where she still lives and works. Her childhood and her country's colonial history are two recurring themes in her books.

Athena Farrokhzad Athena Farrokhzad is a poet, playwright, critic and program manager for literature at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern. Her latest collection of poems, "Åsnans år", was published in 2022 and focuses on work, grief and heritage from the perspective of the anthropomorphic nights of a city.

Burcu Sahin is a poet, critic and teacher at the Biskops-Arnös Folk High School's writing program. Her latest poetry collection "Blodbok" was published in 2022 and revolves around archiving, collective memories and botany in the light of colonial history.

The conversation is moderated by Ord&Bild editor Ann Ighe and is part of Ord på scen - a series of critics' conversations based on the magazine's reviews. See the rest of the program here:


Ord på scen is organized with support from the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Academy and the City of Gothenburg.




The Cultural Center Oceanen is a Q-marked culturally historical building, which is challenging when it comes to accessibility. We do our best to have as many people as possible visit us. When visiting us with mobility aids the best-suited entrance is through the stage. This entrance is accessed via Gathenhielmska trädgården. The entrance is locked, please email us the day before your visit or the latest Friday at 16:00 if you are visiting us during the weekend. We have a wheelchair-accessible bathroom. Please note that flashing lights may occur during concerts and events. For questions regarding accessibility email Mia Herman at mia@oceanen.com. 

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