Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian spoken word artist, academic and human rights activist based in London, UK. Her performance of poems like “We Teach Life, Sir” and “Shades of Anger” went viral within days of their release. Her live readings offer a moving blend of poetry and music. Her latest album Three Generations, a selection of spoken word poems with original music compositions, is a deeply moving, powerful, personal remembrance of Palestine, Al-Nakba, exile, defiance, and survival. It is also a beautiful testament to the human spirit, to ‘love and joy against skies of steel’. She regularly conducts spoken word workshops to empower expression through writing and performance. Rafeef Ziadah appears at HLF 2022 with the support of the International Literature Showcase Collaboration Fund. The International Literature Showcase is a partnership between the National Centre for Writing and the British Council.