A distinct poetic voice; one which refuses to adjust to the expectations of a society, after being humiliated and shamed by its horrifying dictatorship. Passionate, outspoken and incredibly moving, these poems capture the power and resilience which come with mortality.
Hardcover: 134 pages
Publisher: Arc Publications (2016)
Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.9 x 21.7 cm
A politically charged, hard-hitting and thought-provoking collection by one of Iraq’s best-known poets, Adnan al-Sayegh. Throughout this collection, Adnan explores the exhausting struggle for acceptance after being forced into exile. Seemingly innocent and lyrical at first, yet infused with darker undercurrents and nightmarish imagery.
Translated by Stephen Watts and Marga Burgui-Artajo.