All Walls Collapse

  • DATE

    13 July 2022

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    Reform Radio
    Bonded Warehouse, 18 Lower Byrom St, Manchester, M3 4AP

To mark the launch of All Walls Collapse: Stories of Separation (Edited by Sarah Cleave and Will Forrester), Comma is hosting a special evening discussing art across borders, and the role of literature in conflict zones. We’ll be joined by Maya Abu Al-Hayat (contributor to All Walls Collapse and also Director of the Palestine Writing Workshop), Ruth Daniel (CEO of In Place of War), and artist and cultural activist Fereshteh Mozaffari (Sheba Arts).

About the Book
The history of walls – as a way to keep people in or out – is also the history of people managing to get around, over and under them. From the Berlin Wall and the Mexico–US border, to the barbed wire fences of Bangladesh’s refugee camps, the short stories in this anthology explore the barriers that have sought to divide communities and nations, and their traumatic effects on people’s lives and histories.

At a time when more walls are being built than are being brought down, All Walls Collapse brings together writing from across national, ethnic and linguistic borders, challenging the political impulse to separate and segregate, and celebrating the role of literature in traversing division.