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Didi Hakata

Didi Hakata was born in Turkey on 14 May 1983. Her family emigrated to the UK in the late 1980s. She has lived in London since the age of six. She bares the scars of extra stressors caused by immigration. She is a mother of three. Didem is a student of psychology. She enjoys Anatolian folk music, learning to play the Saz/Baglama and sings in this genre. She identifies as a Kurdish/British woman.

Author's Books
Numb I am

A child awakens alone in an alien land, not the country of her birth. This is the scene of her original pain, her original trauma. Picking through fragments of memory, she retraces her steps. Addiction, sex, loneliness and hurt. Each poem is a single shard on a journey of self-realisation, from the ...

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