Nomadics Translates Dib

Nomadics has translated three poems by Mohammed Dib: “Guardian Shadow” 1, 2, and 3.

Dib is an Algerian writer much-lauded in France but little translated into English. Was an Algerian writer. He died in 2003. Is. Was. Remains.

I remember being shaken by his short-story collection The Savage Night, which is perhaps his only book-length work of prose  in English. The stories were vivid, violent, and offer the closest portrait of a “terrorist” on his mission that I’ve ever read.

I see that he also apparently has a “novel in verse,” L.A. Trip, of which I hadn’t heard.