Safia Elhillo – “Alien Suite” (Spoken Word Poetry)

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Featuring before finals at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

This performance is a medley of the following poems:

an inheritance
a brief history of silence/the last time marvin gaye was heard in the sudan
the lovers
date night with abdelhalim hafez
what i learned in the fire
the excuse
elli sar
second quarantine with abdelhalim hafez
republic of the sudan/ministry of interior/passport and immigration general directorate/alien from sudanese origin passcard
alternate ending
self-portrait as a map
self-portrait with yellow dress

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