Announcing the winners of “A Sea of Words 2022”

19 September 2022 | Corporate news

The international jury of the youth literary contest “A Sea of ​​Words” announced the 10 best stories of the 15th edition, which this year received 45 short stories from youths of 25 different Euro-Mediterranean countries.

The 10 authors will be invited to take part on 25th and 26th November 2022 in several activities in Barcelona. For instance, a creative workshop at the Sala Beckett (a centre for theatre-related creation, training and experimentation), a guided tour of Barcelona, and cultural activities such as a concert on the occasion of the celebration of Mediterranean Day.

The “A Sea of Words” contest is co-organised yearly by the IEMed and the Anna Lindh Foundation. This year’s edition was devoted to the role of youths in pushing forward gender equality.

Award-winning stories from the 2022 edition

  • Fatiha Nesrine Boukhorssa (Algeria) – Omnia’s Silent Scream
  • Azra Zahirović (Bosnia) – I didn’t want to live
  • Tereza Truckova (Czech Republic) – The 1rst thing we need to do to fight gender inequality
  • Ilaria Lorusso (Italy) – Come (non) vivere in un acquario
  • Muhammad Tawfiq Abu Farda (Jordan) – Oriental Flower
  • Tijana Rakocevic (Montenegro) – Give birth to me
  • Amer K. Almassri (Palestine) – One does not equal one Palestine
  • Asad Gabi Rahji (Syria) – Stories Seeking Shelters
  • Mohamed Gabsia (Tunisia) – My last letter
  • Aziza Sebai (Tunisia) – They Stole My Body