Take a minute and think about how important words are. Not merely imperative for communication but laden with significance, words can influence and change the world, for better or for worse. When your last name (Sukhanwar) literally means “speaker”, it seems there is no other path destined for you in life but one of words. Gulabuddin was born in the small village of Bamyan in Afghanistan. The earliest memories of his homeland are that of civil war. He spoke at a presidential campaign before 50,000 people in support of democracy in Afghanistan. The impact and result of his words? Having to flee from his country with nothing but what he carried within him – his language, culture and knowledge. That is how Gulabuddin arrived in Trondheim. Working now at Litteraturhuset i Trondheim, Gulabuddin has developed a project called “Literature for Inclusion”, where literature and language are celebrated and used as tools to promote acceptance and understanding between cultures and within communities.