Book Launch and Reading

21 Mar 2020, 14:30

To mark the intended opening date for the second part of Johanna Gustafsson Fürst’s exhibition Graft the Words, Whip My Tongue, and celebrate the release of the book Stridsskrift, we present an online Author Talk.

The opening of the second part of Johanna Gustafsson Fürst’s exhibition coincide with the launch of the book Stridsskrift. Realising at an early stage the importance of providing space to explore the topic of the exhibition in literary texts, Gustafsson Fürst in collaboration with Sara Abdollahi invited the writers and poets Lars Raattamaa, Negar Naseh, Balsam Karam, Ida Börjel and Loretto Villalobos. Stridsskrift may be regarded as a textual extension of the exhibition.

Author talk
Sara Abdollahi, editor of Stridsskrift, in conversation with some of the book’s writers and poets on how their texts relate to the exhibition. Watch the live stream below or listen to the conversation in Accelerator’s podcast.

Stridsskrift is available for order for 100 SEK including postage. Send your order to for information about payment and delivery options. The book is also available at the following retailers: Konst-ig, Aspudden’s book store, Hedengren’s book store, Söderbokhandeln, Rönnells antikvariat (Stockholm).

Sara Abdollahi, literary critic and essayist, runs the podcasts Hysteria and God morgon, midnatt!
Balsam Karam, writer and librarian at Rinkeby Library, made her literary debut in 2018 with the novel, Händelsehorisonten.
Negar Naseh, writer. Her first novel, Under all denna vinter, was published in 2014 and her second, De fördrivna, in 2016.