Counterpoints Arts
Counterpoints Arts

Traces Project

An untold history of contributions to arts and culture from men and women who have sought safety in the UK from conflict and persecution.

1947 

Marina Lewycka

Marina is an author whose first book, A short history of tractors in Ukrainian, sold over a million copies worldwide.

1964 

Gillian Slovo

Writing, for Gillian Slovo, is best described as a process of interrogation into what happens when individual lives are caught up in political events – her latter works explore her experience as the daughter of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa.

1992 

Hamid Ismailov

Hamid is a poet and author from Uzbekistan, and Writer in Residence at the BBC’s World Service.