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Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf

The Sea-Migrations

Tahriib

Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf

TRANSLATED BY CLARE POLLARD & SAID JAMA HUSSEIN & MOHAMED XASAN ALTO

Publication Date : 16 Nov 2017

ISBN: 9781780373980

Pages: 65
Size :216 x 138mm
Rights: World

              'Declaiming this poem, a gabay, I alliterate in D to start debate'

 

Although Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf has lived in exile in the UK for 20 years, she is fast emerging as one of the most outstanding Somali poets, as well as a powerful woman poet in a literary tradition still largely dominated by men. She is a master of the major Somali poetic forms, including the prestigious gabay, by which she presents compelling arguments with astonishing feats of alliteration. The key to her international popularity is in her spirit and message: her poems are classical in construction but they are unmistakeably contemporary, and they engage passionately with the themes of war and displacement which have touched the lives of an entire generation of Somalis.

The mesmerising poems in this landmark collection are brought to life in English by award-winning Bloodaxe poet Clare Pollard.

Somali-English dual language edition

 

Co-published with the Poetry Translation Centre

The Poetry Translation Centre translates, publishes and tours contemporary poets from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Through innovative collaborations between international poets and English-language poets, the PTC aims to introduce new audiences to poetry from around the world and celebrate the diverse communities who live in the UK.


 

  

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