This Saturday, we’re trying out a new regular feature, highlighting events that take place online. Our first is Emily Drumsta talking Nazik al-Mala’ika’s Revolt Against the Sun, which is set for February 3, 2021:
Revolt Against the Sun brings together poems from each of al-Malai’ka’s published collections in a bilingual reader. You can read a review on Al-Fanar and hear Drumsta read a few of the poems on a recent episode of Bulaq.
A few poems by al-Mala’ika online:
“Night Lover,” tr. Drumsta
“Revolt Against the Sun,” tr. Drumsta
From “A Song for Mankind,” tr. Drumsta
“The Train Passed By,” tr. Drumsta
“New Year,” t. Rebecca Carol Johnson, on WWB
“Love Song for Words,” tr. Johnson, on WWB
You can see more about the book at saqibooks.com/books/saqi/revolt-against-the-sun.
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