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Jasmine DonahayeSpeaker's Biography
Jasmine Donahaye’s work has appeared in the New York Times and The Guardian, and her documentary, 'Statue No 1,' was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her books include the memoir, 'Losing Israel' (2015), winner of the nonfiction category in the Wales Book of the Year award; a biography of author Lily Tobias, 'The Greatest Need' (2015), the basis for 'O Ystalyfera i Israel,' broadcast by S4C; the cultural study 'Whose People? Wales, Israel, Palestine' (2012), and two collections of poetry: 'Misappropriations' (2006) and 'Self-Portrait as Ruth' (2009). She is a part-time professor of Creative Writing at Swansea University, and a fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. Jasmine won the New Welsh Writing Awards in 2021 with an extract from 'Birdsplaining.'From: 23 Feb 2023, 5:30 p.m.
In 'Birdsplaining: A Natural History,' New Welsh Writing Awards 2021 Winner Jasmine Donahaye is in pursuit of feeling ‘sharply alive’, understanding things on her own terms and undoing old lessons about how to behave. Here, she finally confronts fear: of violence and of the body's betrayals, daring at last, to ‘get things wrong’. Roaming across Wales, Scotland and California, she is unapologetically focused on the uniqueness of women’s experience of nature and the constraints placed upon it. Sometimes bristling, always ethical, Birdsplaining upends familiar ways of seeing the natural world. “Fresh, modern, forensic” – Gwyneth Lewis
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