Series: Two African Poets 2010

The distinguished African poets, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan and Corsino Forte from Cape Verde, return to the UK for the first time since our 2008. This is a rare opportunity to attend readings by two of Africa’s finest contemporary poets.

Two of Africa's leading poets - Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan and Corsino Fortes from Cape Verde - return to the UK for the first time since 2008 to take part in a series of readings and events this summer.

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi is widely regarded as the leading African poet writing in Arabic today. Famous in his native Sudan for the delicate complexity of his lyrical poems, his many visits to the UK for the Poetry Translation Centre have been greeted with enormous enthusiasm. He comes to the UK after taking part in the prestigious Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam.

Corsino Fortes pioneering use of Cape Verdean Creole in his poetry is a powerful statement of his country's African identity. His remarkable poems of exile and homecoming reformulate Cape Verde's postcolonial renaissance.

The poets will be joined by their translators, Sarah Maguire and Sean O'Brien.

Events from Two African Poets 2010

Sound and Poetry Passed

Sound and Poetry

A Portuguese-language event featuring the Cape Verdean poet Corsino Fortes, and Brazilian musician Gui Tavares.

Canning House
2 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PJ
Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at the Petrie Museum, London Passed

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at the Petrie Museum, London

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi read alongside his translator Sarah Maguire at the Petrie Museum, London.

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
University College London
Malet Place
London
WC1E 6BT