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Workshop on Swahili Poetry by Alamin Mazrui from Kenya

Workshop on Swahili Poetry by Alamin Mazrui from Kenya

Katriina Ranne joined us for a workshop on the poems of Alamin Mazrui from Kenya who writes in Swahili.

We first encountered Alamin Mazrui's poetry when Katriina brought his work along to a workshop earlier this year and we translated three of his poems. This was a very welcome opportunity to return to his powerful poetry and, once again, we translated three more of his poems, 'The Voice?', 'In Prison' and 'The Word Cutter'.

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.

Our workshops are free but places are limited so advance booking is essential. If you've not attended one of our workshops before, PLEASE read the information on our website before booking a place https://www.poetrytranslation.org/about_us/poetry_translation_workshops

 If you'd like to come along, please book a place via Eventbrite: http://workshop16november.eventbrite.com/