Baghdad, Adieu: Selected Poems of Memory and Exile PDF


Baghdad, Adieu: Selected Poems of Memory and Exile [Reading] ➻ Baghdad, Adieu: Selected Poems of Memory and Exile ➱ Salah Al Hamdani – Thomashillier.co.uk Irai poet Salah Al Hamdani has lived a remarkable life The author of some forty books in French and Arabic he began life as a child laborer with little or no education As a political prisoner under Sa Selected Poems Epub á Irai poet Salah Al Hamdani has lived a remarkable life The author of some forty books in French and Arabic he began life as a child laborer with little or no education As a political prisoner under Saddam Hussein he learned to read Baghdad, Adieu: eBook º and write Arabic; once he was released form prison he Adieu: Selected Poems of Memory Kindle - continued to work against the regime ultimately at age twenty one choosing exile in Paris He now writes in French but he remains a poet of exile of memory wounded by the loss of Adieu: Selected Poems PDF/EPUB ç his homeland and those dear to him   This landmark collection gathers thirty five years of his writings from his first volume in Arabic Memory of Embers to his latest collection written originally in French For You I Dream It offers English language readers Adieu: Selected Poems of Memory Kindle - their first substantial overview of Al Hamdani’s work fired by the fight against injustice and shot through with longing for the home to which he can never return   .

  • Hardcover
  • 264 pages
  • Baghdad, Adieu: Selected Poems of Memory and Exile
  • Salah Al Hamdani
  • 27 May 2014
  • 9780857425447

About the Author: Salah Al Hamdani

Selected Poems Epub á Arabicصلاح الحمداني.



2 thoughts on “Baghdad, Adieu: Selected Poems of Memory and Exile

  1. Jacob Hoefer Jacob Hoefer says:

    a wonderful collection of poems from another poet who I would never had heard were it not for Seagull Books Exploring exile death homeland partriotisim all with a tremendous amount of heart Seagull also has the best book design team on the market hands down Every book they put out is made with such care if they released a phone book for Indianapolis it would look like a gem

  2. Areeb Ahmad (Bankrupt_Bookworm) Areeb Ahmad (Bankrupt_Bookworm) says:

    Don't ever forget Ira your countryCome join mein striking down the wallsand cherishing the ashesof our deadThere's no justice by the whipand time shrinks uswith the growth oflife's absurdityPaper birdssweep downlike the monsoonLookI throw a thorninto the muzzle of nothingnessTogether let us tear out the tonguesthat lie about peaceLet us incite them to revoltRATING 455Al Hamdani is a consummate poet and one can see the evolution of his craft over the course of his life A lifelong opposer of injustice he received education when he was in prison at the age of 17 for working against the ruling party Living in Paris since 1975 the themes of homeland and exile recur freuently in his poetry Baghdad itself is ever present He explores patriotism and politics focusing on the death and destruction rampant in Ira under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein His immensely evocative poems are filled with pain and anguish as he talks about the continued ravaging of his beloved country in the war the murder of innocents and how he cannot go back home again Memory and reflections upon the past evoke sorrowful and violent images He constantly speaks for the powerless giving them a voice against oppression and his spirit of resistance endures

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