Are you a British or a Kurdish poet?

Writers who have come from one country and live in another, or have come from one community or one culture and live in another, can have dual identities. I guess I can be called a British poet, because I write in English, and my literature falls in line with the development of English literature. But I also can be a Kurdish poet, because much of what I write is about Kurdishness and reconstructing Kurdishness in English. I can be claimed by both, and I am very happy to do that, because I think there isn't a fixed label that any person or any writer should have really. It's a very fluid thing, identity, and I am very comfortable with being either, or both.


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