Nassim’s Testament: An Epic of the Iranian Diaspora The event is free. To reserve a place and receive a link to the event, please contact the Byre Theatre Box Office.
Originally written and published in Persian, Nassim’s Testament relates the oneiric story of two poet friends’ asylum journey from Iran to Britain. In this elegiac epic the main narrator’s resurrected friend accompanies him as a fellow witness. Vahid Davar will read from the self-translated poem in order to illustrate his recently theorised concept of the modern Persian epic. The reading will be followed by a conversation between Dr Saeed Talajooy and Vahid Davar.