Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi Podcast

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, Sarah Maguire


Our first podcast features the poems of Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan, translated by Sarah Maguire and Sabry Hafez. The recording includes seven different poems read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Saddiq. The poems are read in the same order as they appear in the chapbook of Saddiq's poems that we published in 2008.  Click here to buy the chapbook or to download it for free as a PDF.

We're delighted by the enthusiastic response the podcast has received. David Codling, former Director of the British Council in Sudan, wrote to us to say, ‘This is great news, and beautiful listening. I have forwarded it to my colleagues in Sudan and to our literature team in London.' And workshop member, Peter Wood, wrote, ‘Just to say that these podcasts are absolutely brilliant. I am full of admiration for the work Sarah Maguire and others at the Poetry Translation Centre have done. It brings to us wonderful poetry, enriches all our lives, broadens our horizons, and helps to bridge cultural divides.'

We do hope you enjoy listening to our podcast. Get in touch and let us know what you think.

How to download

Our dual-language chapbooks can be downloaded in PDF format. To read the files you'll need to have the Adobe Reader programme installed on your computer.

Our full-length podcasts can be downloaded individually from this website or you can subscribe to our weekly Poem Podcast via the iTunes store.