Artistic encounters
in war and violent conflict
Artistic
encounters
in war and
violent conflict

What inspires and motivates those engaged in creative practice? How do artistic expressions inspire and move others to action for social justice during and after war? How do artists, art and activism intersect in and after wars in Sudan, Myanmar and amongst exiled artists around the world?

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Stella Gaitano

Writer
Sudan

Stella Gaitano is a well-known writer on the Sudanese Arabic literary scene who lives and works in Khartoum, Sudan. Her writing explores themes of departure, motherhood, loss, and grief in the context of war in South Sudan.

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Stella Gaitano

Writer
Sudan

Stella Gaitano is a well-known writer on the Sudanese Arabic literary scene who lives and works in Khartoum, Sudan. Her writing explores themes of departure, motherhood, loss, and grief in the context of war in South Sudan.

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KSN

Visual Artist
Myanmar

KSN is a photographer, writer and ethnographer. Since the military coup in Myanmar 1 February 2021, she has used photography to contribute to the revolution.

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KSN

Visual Artist
Myanmar

KSN is a photographer, writer and ethnographer. Since the military coup in Myanmar 1 February 2021, she has used photography to contribute to the revolution.

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Faytinga

Performing Artist
Eritrea

Faytinga is a prominent Eritrean singer and musician of Kunama heritage. A freedom fighter turned musician, Faytinga has developed her own style of music that finds inspiration in Eritrea’s rich musical traditions.

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Faytinga

Performing Artist
Eritrea

Faytinga is a prominent Eritrean singer and musician of Kunama heritage. A freedom fighter turned musician, Faytinga has developed her own style of music that finds inspiration in Eritrea’s rich musical traditions.

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