Branden [Scorched] is a collective poem about the burning of home countries, about the fire and the smoke of armed conflict; which transforms humans into “refugees”. A poetic conversation with five women from different diasporas: about leaving… and (never) arriving. An ode to the displaced woman.


“With Branden [Scorched], I developed a new method; to interview people with stories that can be too difficult to tell. The poetic method of holding dialogues would allow us to address these experiences nonetheless. I formulated my questions during the interviews so that there would be a rhythm, and so that metaphors would emerge in the interviewees' sentences. That's how this poem came about.”

Lisette Ma Neza Ntukabumwe

UPDATED ON 15.03.2024