Hailing from Mauritius, the small island nation off the Southeast coast of Africa that bares the linguistic legacies of both Dutch and French colonisation, Umar Timol writes poetry in a French creole that is thick with neologisms.
Translate urgent French language poetry from Mauritania. Writer and translator, Delaina Haslam will be introducing the Poetry Translation Centre to the work of Mamoudou Lamine Kane. Delainia will work collaboratively with the group and poet facilitator Clare Pollard to create new English versions of his poems.
The Poetry Translation Centre
2 Wardrobe Place