Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)
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Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)

“Celebrated Egyptian poet Iman Mersal, one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Arabic poetry, has shifted her attention — with two recent books — to prose. Now, after a translation of Simic’s ironic voice, and a prose book full of complicated feelings around being a mother, can we expect new shadows from both in … Continue reading

London Event – Persian, Arabic, Somali Poetry at the Bowler Hat
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London Event – Persian, Arabic, Somali Poetry at the Bowler Hat

London Calling Mon 14 July 2014 6.30pm, £8 at Bowler Hat With Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, Sudan, Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf Somalia/ Somaliland, Reza Mohammadi Afghanistan and UK translators of their work; Sarah Maguire, Clare Pollard, Maura Dooley. London Calling showcases the outstanding contemporary poetry of 3 languages widely spoken in London: Arabic, Persian and Somali in … Continue reading

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Music from Tehran makes you tick, tack, stop

Released by: Oido Records. Recorded at MIGRAIN Studio Migrain are Pouya PourAmin, Nima Aghiani (composers) and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo (vocalist, lyrics). Founded in 2002 by Pouya PourAmin, Hamed Panahpour and Aidin Samimi Mofakham, the band’s initial idea was to perform a trio guitar works by Astor Piazzolla, Phillip Glass and others. In 2009 however, following … Continue reading

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Record, Reframe, Resist

V & A Museum in tandem with their current contemporary photography show Light from the Middle East are hosting a rather interesting free Late evening event.  The Victoria and Albert, for those who don’t know is named after Queen Victoria (b.1819) and her German husband and for several reasons, the title of this new show … Continue reading