To celebrate Diwali this year, the five-day Festival of Lights celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world, we are featuring the poem ‘Singh Song!’ by the much-loved Daljit Nagra, a poet the girls have often seen perform at the annual GCSE Poetry Live! conference. Nagra explores the process of writing his poem, as well as reading excerpts from it too.
Diwali Festival, which celebrates light over darkness, comes at a point when we enter the long, darker nights of winter. Light – physical, and metaphorical – is much needed and found in the illuminating words of Nagra, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYIDS4Ka7CE
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