Sultan Somjee – Surrey Muse

Sultan Somjee with a Pokot elder, holding a peace staff and
leaves of the peace tree.

Sultan Somjee is an author, curator and ethnographer who has published four books including ‘Home Between Crossings’ (2016), ‘Bead Bai’ (2013) and ‘Material Culture of Kenya’ (1994). For over three decades, Sultan worked on indigenous knowledge for education. Later, in the 1990s, when conflicts plagued eastern Africa, he looked towards indigenous traditions of conflict resolution. This led him to build village museums of peace as grassroots civil societies providing spaces for dialogue through performances and displays of indigenous heritages of peace. Today, there are sixteen community based Museums of Peace in Kenya managed by curators trained by Sultan. His lifetime work in Kenya has been the subject of doctoral researches here at UBC and elsewhere. In 2001, the United Nations named him one among the twelve global ‘Unsung Heroes of Dialogue Among Civilizations’, and in 2002, he was appointed as a member to the Global Advisory Board of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.

More about Dr. Sultan Somjee
kitaab.org
Contact Dr. Somjee
fssomjee@gmail.com

At the July 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Sultan Somjee will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
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July 27-2018 Gathering of Surrey Muse

73rd Gathering

July 27, 2018
Author Sultan Somjee
Poet Christopher Levenson
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Booksigning Author Manolis
Featured Art by Christi Belcourt
Host Helga Parekh

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Open Mic
Refreshments
Book Table
Free event
Donations welcome

Updates will be posted here
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Surrey Muse Program July-November 2018

‘2016 – 2018 extinction portraits’
by annie ross
featured on April 2018 poster

Session 14
July-November 2018

July 27
Author Sultan Somjee
Poet Christopher Levenson
Performer Sana Janjua
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
Booksigning Author Manolis
Host Helga Parekh

Aug 24
Author Yilin Wang
Poet Aidan Chaffe
Performer Tony Morris (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Mandeep Wirk
Booksigning Author Alan Hill
Host Sana Janjua

Sept 28
Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Wil George
Performer Endangered Species
Open Mic Opener Saroop Soofi
Booksigning Author Susan Crean
Host Alex Macilwain

Oct 26
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Performer Larry Nicholson
Open Mic Opener Katheren Szabo
Booksigning Author Jónína Kirton
Host Sonja Grgar

Nov 23
Author Giles Slade
Poet Keith Garebian
Celebration 7th Anniversary of Surrey Muse
Open Mic Opener Nefertiti SheLah Morrison
Booksigning Author Heidi Greco
Host Mariam Zohra

Updates to this program
Will be posted below
Program

Surrey Muse program is put together twice a year, in Nov/Dec for January-June session, and in May/June for July-November session. Dates are blind-picked by participants through an invitation. Participants are invited from a recommendations list that stays open throughout the year. To recommend authors, poets and performers to be featured at Surrey Muse, use the email address at the bottom of this post or try the online recommendations form

Surrey Muse gatherings
Gatherings

Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded territories of the
Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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