Hay Festival: Amets Arzallus

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Hay Festival: Amets Arzallus
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    Jan 2023
    Jan 2023
    Cartagena de Indias

Bertsolari and writer Amets Arzallus will be at the Hay Festival in Cartagena de Indias, held from 26 to 29 January. The Basque creator will take part in three activities at the celebrated literary festival in Colombia.

At 4pm on January 28th, he will be joined by Yásnaya Elena Aguilar, Darrel McLeod and Hanan Issa in a panel discussion hosted by Ingrid Bejerman. The event will take place in the Barahona room of the Convention Centre, on the Welsh stage (Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru).

At 8pm on the 28th, Arzallus will talk to writers Mercedes Cebrián, John Galán Casanova, Bernardine Evaristo, Hanan Issa, Deborah Levy and Juan Gabriel Vásquez at the Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española. The colloquium will be led by Guido Tamayo.

At the third event, on January 30th at 11:30am, Arzallus will talk with Andrés Felipe Solano, Josef Amon and Daniella Sánchez Russo in Barranquilla at the Marvel Moreno auditorium of the Universidad del Norte.

Amets Arzallus will present his book ´Miñan´ and talk about cultural diversity and identity. ´Miñan´ (2019, Susa) chronicles the life of Ibrahima Balde, told orally by Balde and written by Amets Arzallus. Translated into a dozen languages, ´Miñan´ tells the story of Balde´s journey from Guinea to the Basque Country in search of his missing brother. In addition to Basque, readers can enjoy the book in Spanish, German, English, Italian, Danish and Galician, among others. Winner of the Euskadi de Plata Prize in 2020.

Amets Arzallus Antia (Hendaia, Lapurdi, 9 November 1983) is a bertsolari, journalist and writer. In addition to winning the Bertsolari Championship in 2013, he has won four Xilaba Bertsulari Xapelketa competitions and four Bertsolari Championship in Navarra.


Etxepare Basque Institute and the artist

The Etxepare Basque Institute collaborates with festivals all around the world to help promote the work of Basque artists. The Hay Festival is an organisation that creates different types of festivals around the world that share programmes of events including talks, workshops, concerts and screenings. Amets Arzallus will take part in Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias, one of Latin America’s most important literary festivals.

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