Writers around the globe join together this Refugee Week to imagine a brave new world


On 15 June 2020, a digital collection of global voices will launch to coincide with Refugee Week in a powerful call to imagine a better world.

The anthology features a compilation of non-fiction, flash fiction, poetry and essays written by heavyweight writers such as Mohsin Hamid, Edmund de Waal, Dina Nayeri and Rupi Kaur alongside emerging voices, a number from refugee backgrounds.

Together, they conjure up progressive visions of a brave new world where both the biggest and smallest of things could be life-changing. Authors have been asked to explore one thing they would most like to change about our future, to consider making the invisible visible. Themes address big global issues like open borders, hunger, power and shame, as well as reflecting on how everyday things such as taekwondo, beekeeping or a front door key can be life-changing.

At a time where the world is contending with uncertainty and unrest around major global issues of Covid-19, racism, the climate crisis and ongoing conflict, the message of this collection could not be more timely. There has never been a better time to challenge the status quo, and artists have always been the first to do so.

The Imagine Anthology is a publishing collaboration between Counterpoints Arts and Visual Editions. Introduction by Erica Wagner, Edited by Jessica Jackson. Designed by Nina Jua Klein Studio