Sudan Says Farewell to Two Greats: Poet Mohammed Taha al-Gaddal and Short-story Writer Eisa Al-Hilo

Last week Sudan bid farewell to two of its most iconic figures: poet Mohammed Taha Al-Gaddal and novelist, short-story writer, and critic Eisa Al-Hilo. Both have helped shape Sudan's literary scene over the past five decades.

A Sudanese Celebration of Sarah Maguire (1957-2017), Founder of the Poetry Translation Centre in London

"Sarah’s commitment to translation of poets from southern nations began when she was sent by the British Council in 1996 to Palestine.  Through engagement with poets around the world, she developed the determination to fight the notion of ‘otherness’.  Sarah chaired the workshops in the same inclusive spirit, and taught me much, and not only about translation."