Front cover of "The Truth at the End of the Night"

Malka Al-Haddad grew up during the Iran-Iraq war and lost several close family members during the first Gulf War and American invasion in 2003. She became a poet and a human rights advocate, which attracted hostility towards her in Iraq. While she was studying English in preparation for her PhD in the UK, death threats against her escalated and she couldn't return back to her beloved home and family. Malka's asylum claim was continually refused by the Home Office and after 11 years, she was eventually granted leave to remain, but without access to public funding. She is now an ambassador for City of Sanctuary in the UK. Malka's pain and anger on behalf of all those caught up in the UK asylum system give her poetry a passionate strength and urgency. 

The Truth at the End of the Night launched in London and Leicester during 2023. The collection is beautifully illustrated with the charcoal sketches of artist George Sfougaras. You can order a copy from this page for £10.99 plus postage.

Camilla Reeve, Senior Editor

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