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The Mosaic Rooms
London

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Mosaic Rooms

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi’s work vividly reflects the complexity of his heritage as an African poet writing in Arabic. His recent residency at The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology has led to a series of poems in response to its collection of ancient Sudanese objects.

At this fascinating evening, hosted by The Mosaic Rooms, Saddiq read and discussed his new poems and reflected on his residency at The Petrie Museum, which has occurred at a time of acute political upheaval in Sudan.

He was joined by PTC Director, Sarah Maguire, who read her translations of Saddiq’s poems; and by Joanna Oyediran, (Sudan Programme Officer at the Open Society Initiative for East Africa) who discussed Saddiq’s poetry in the context of Sudanese culture and politics.

You can watch videos recorded during the evening on the PTC's YouTube channel.