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Workshop on Poetry in Swahili from Tanzania

Workshop on Poetry in Swahili from Tanzania

Translator and novelist, Katriina Ranne, joined us for a workshop on Euphrase Kezilahabi, the leading poet from Tanzania who writes in Swahili. This was the first time we translated poetry from Tanzania, or from Swahili, and the workshop was a fascinating experience, especially since Euphrase Kezilahabi's groundbreaking writing has had such a significant impact on poetry in Swahili.

We completed two poems in the workshop: 'Evening Tea'and 'The Banana Plant'. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Our poetry translation workshops are one of the PTC's core activities.  Through them we've first encountered some of the poets we've gone on to translate, publish and record at length. A significant number of the poets who've visited the UK to take part in our tours were introduced to us by a translator bringing their poems to a workshop.

The workshops are open to anyone who can contribute a translation of a poem by a living African, Asian or Latin American poet who has an established reputation in their own language.

Workshops are free but places are limited so advance booking is essential. If you've not attended one of our workshops before, please read this before booking a place.

To book a place click here or follow the link below.