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Welcome to the Poetry Translation Centre’s website. We’re a small organisation dedicated to translating contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America. To date, we’ve translated 420 poems written in 27 different languages by 92 poets from 40 countries. On our website you’ll find all these poems both in translation and in their original language, plus photos and videos of our events and information about what we do and how we translate. हिन्दी कविताएँ यहाँ पढ़ें। Read Hindi Poems here.

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Somali Events in London and Bristol

30th September

Somali culture has two lives. It lives both in the Somali language and in translation. It comes from Somali people writing in many different languages and making connections between Somali culture and the wider world. The Poetry Translation Centre, in collaboration with Kayd Somali Arts and Culture, The Royal African Society and Bristol Somali Festival are running two events with translated Somali Poets and Novelist Nuruddin Farah.

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