All podcasts featuring Atef Alshaer

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Three Poems by Najwan Darwish

Listen to three poems by Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish, read in Arabic by Najwan and in English by translator Atef Alshaer and UK poet Paul Batchelor.

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Black History Month Podcast

For Black History Month, listen to two poems from the PTC Archive: ‘Taste’ by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf and ‘He Tells Tales of Meroe’ by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi,

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Siesta by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

This week’s poem is ‘Siesta’ by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Saddiq himself.

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A Body by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi is not a ‘political’ poet. He eschews the term. He is a lyric poet. His poetry gains a political charge simply because he writes affirming, joyful poetry that dictators find so troubling. Listen to the recital here.

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