portrait of Andre Naffis-Sahely

Andre Naffis-Sahely

André Naffis-Sahely was born in Venice and raised in Abu Dhabi. He is a poet, critic and literary translator; his translations include The Bottom of the Jar by Abdellatif Laâbi (Archipelago Books, 2013), The Barbary Figs by Rashid Boudjedra (Arabia Books, 2013), The Last Days of Stefan Zweig by Laurent Seksik (Pushkin Press, 2013) and Money by Émile Zola (Penguin Classics, 2014). He is currently working on The Selected Poems of Abdellatif Laâbi (Carcanet, 2015). He reviews fiction and poetry for The Times Literary Supplement, The Independent and Banipal.


Poems translated by Andre Naffis-Sahely