Catastrophe is an electrifying poem by the Somali poet Xasan Daahir Ismaaciil ‘Weedhsame’. A howl of anguish about the displacement of the Somali people, it offers a provocation to western Europe, unable to hold focus on the devastating refugee crisis playing out on our shores, and a message of hope to all who have had to flee their homes to seek sanctuary across the sea.
The Poetry Translation Centre have published Catastrophe as a dual-language poem-poster, including a dazzling English translation by Martin Orwin working with British poet Daljit Nagra. The poster features a specially commissioned illustration by the artist Bryan Talbot.
Limited Edition of 500 numbered copies.
Format: Folded poster, printed paperback cover
Size: 120 x 120mm (folded), 480 x 720mm (unfolded poster), 2 pages
Languages: Somali, English