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So At One With You

So At One With You is a groundbreaking dual-language anthology celebrating ten years of Somali Week Festival and the collaboration between the Poetry Translation Centre and Kayd Somali Arts and Culture. 

The anthology has been expertly edited by the esteemed UK poet W.N. Herbert and the Somali translator and scholar Said Jama Hussein, who have provided a unique overview of modern poetry in Somali. The selection brings together eighteen key poets of the post-colonial era, featuring legendary figures such as Maxamed Ibraahin Warsame "Hadraawi” and Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac "Gaarriye" alongside some of the most vital poets from the younger generations including Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf and Maxamed Muxumed Cabdi "Haykal". 

The anthology begins with an illuminating introduction by the editors tracing some of the main influences and relationship that have made the current selection possible and ends with two newly commissioned essays by Xasan Daahir Ismaaciil "Weedhsame" and Dr Martin Orwin. The book is co-published by the PTC, Kayd and Redsea Online.