Listen to Libyan-American Poet Khaled Mattawa’s ‘After 42 Years’

The poem was originally broadcast on BBC Radio.

“But that’s all over now. Or can you say over when it took 42 years?”

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4 thoughts on “Listen to Libyan-American Poet Khaled Mattawa’s ‘After 42 Years’

  1. Remarkable piece, how it is able to harness the anguish of so many souls… I’ve been relistening to this epic poem – in goosebumps and near tears – and recommending it to all as a substitute for so-called news. Someone once said, if you want to know what the moon is really like, send a poet. Mattawa’s report from planet Libya, on the moral and spiritual aftermath of Gadaffi is heart-rending, and more meaningful than anything I’ve heard/seen so far on TV. Would that the history books were also written by poets…

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