Listen to ‘Lucky Men’ by Partaw Naderi from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Dari by Partaw himself.
To celebrate the work of Sarah Maguire we are releasing this extended podcast featuring 11 poems by Partaw Naderi from Afghanistan, that Sarah translated with her friend Yama Yari.
‘Desolation’ by poet Partaw Naderi translated by Sarah Maguire & Yama Yari. “We say poems are part of our mother’s milk” Partaw says “and that all of our culture came through poetry.”
Listen to ‘Totality’ by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from his collection ‘A Monkey At The Window’ The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi.
Listen to ‘Beauty’ Afghan poet Partaw Nader translated from Dari by Yama Yari and Sarah Maguire and read Partaw Nader describe being ‘overwhelmed by indescribable joy’ upon finishing a poem.