Small Fox by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Featuring: Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, Sabry Hafez, Sarah Maguire

Translated by Sarah Maguire and Sabry Hafez.

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

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi is one of the leading African poets writing in Arabic today. He has gained a wide audience in his native Sudan for his imaginative approach to poetry and for the delicacy and emotional frankness of his lyrics. This poem is included in a chapbook of poems by Al-Saddiq, in our shop, you can also find his first English collection entitled A Monkey At The Window published 2016 by PTC and Bloodaxe Books.

This is part of our rebranded weekly release: the Dual Poetry Podcast, one poem in two languages from the Poetry Translation Centre. As ever we will be releasing a translated poem each week.

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