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Portrait of Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye'

Death of a Princess

written by Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye'
translated by W N Herbert

Xaye cala salaa
Come to prayer

Geeridii Ina Boqor

‘Xaye cala salaa’
‘Xaye calal falaax’

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Portrait of Shakila Azizzada

Recitation

written by Shakila Azizzada
translated by Mimi Khalvati

Her name, Nazaneen, along
with a thousand other caresses,

واگویه

در گلوی مادر
"نازی" با هزار ناز

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Portrait of Gagan Gill

Mourning Kanjikaa

written by Gagan Gill
translated by The Poetry Translation Workshop

The first night:

flour
is spilt

Mourning Kanjikaa in the original language

The first two lines of the poem titled Mourning Kanjikaa

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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 399 poems written in 27 different languages by 86 poets from 39 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.

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