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CANCELLED An Evening of Poetry with Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Mosaic Rooms

CANCELLED An Evening of Poetry with Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Unfortunately, tomorrow night's reading with Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Mosaic Rooms has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise to everyone who was looing forward to going.
We will be announcing more exciting poetry translation events soon.

The Mosaic Rooms and The Poetry Translation Centre are pleased to present an evening with Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, one of the leading African poets working in Arabic today. Al-Raddi will read from A Monkey at the Window, a major new collection that charts his evolution as a poet, from his Sudanese roots to his years of exile in the UK.

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi was born in 1969 and grew up in Omdurman, Khartoum where he lived until forced into exile in 2012. He is the author of four volumes of poetry in Arabic starting with Songs of Solitude in 1996. He was a poet in residence at London’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in 2012; his 2015 collection He Tells Tales of Meroe emerged from his time there, and went on to be shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award. A Monkey at the Window was published in 2016 by the Poetry Translation Centre and Bloodaxe Books.
Readings at this event will be in Arabic and English.