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SUDANESE POETRY EVENING

Al Saddiq Al-Raddi, Sarah Maguire & Joanna Oyediran

18/10/12

The Mosaic Rooms and the Poetry Translation Centre present an evening with the acclaimed Sudanese poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi on:

Thursday 18th October, 7pm

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi’s work vividly reflects the complexity of his heritage as an African poet writing in Arabic. His recent residency at The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology has led to a series of poems in response to its collection of ancient Sudanese objects.

He will be joined by PTC Director, Sarah Maguire, who will read her translations of Saddiq’s poems; and by Joanna Oyediran, who will discuss Saddiq’s poetry in the context of Sudanese culture and politics.

Born in Omdurman, Khartoum, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi is famous in his native Sudan for his outstanding lyric poetry. He represented Sudan at Poetry Parnassus in July 2012 and his translations into English have been published in many leading journals.

Sarah Maguire, founder and Director of The Poetry Translation Centre, has published four highly-acclaimed collections of poetry. Joanna Oyediran is the Sudan Program Officer at the Open Society Initiative for East Africa.

FREE event, rsvp@mosaicrooms.org

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