Gianluca Costantini
Political Comics

You are not alone – Uyghur poets

In East Turkistan, also known as Xinjiang, Uyghur poets and other writers and intellectuals have disappeared into detention camps along with thousands of other Turkic speaking citizens. To mark the 100th anniversary of Pen International, an organisation that stands up for imprisoned writers and freedom of speech, we hear the work of Uyghur poets, Perhat Tursun, Fatimah Abdulghufur, Tahir Hamut and Abduqadir Jalalidin, interwoven with the stories of Uyghur Australian citizens whose relatives have disappeared in Xinjiang. We also visit a Uyghur language school in Adelaide, where Uyghur poetry plays a role in keeping the language alive. Podcast

Nurmahammad Majid
Fatimah Abdulghufur
Mamutjan Abdurehim
Marhaba Yakup
Noorahmad Abdulla
James Leibold
Zulfiya Abdulla

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Series Presenter: Arnold Zable
Translations: Joshua L Freeman
Reader: Brant Eustice
Original music: Gelareh Pour
Sound engineer: Tom Henry
Producer/Presenter: Mike Ladd
Series producer: Claudia TarantoDuration: 43min 25secBroadcast: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11:05am

China / Uyghur / ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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