This week’s poem is by Corsino Fortes from Cape Verde. The poem is read first in English translation by Sean O’Brien and then in Portuguese by Corsino Fortes.
Corsino Fortes’s began writing in the dying days of colonial rule, and he uses his work to reclaim, almost to recreate, his newly reborn country. Translated by Sean O’Brien and Daniel Hahn.
‘Emigrant’ was written by the poet Corsino Fortes from the Cape Verde Islands. It was translated into English by Daniel Hahn and Sean O’Brien. Listen to the poet and translators recite the different versions of this poem here.