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Mourid Barghouti with Ruth Padel

Palestinian writer Mourid Barghouti and British poet Ruth Padel talk about language and exile, themes which permeate his poetry collection Midnight.

Midnight and Other Poems, translated by Radwa Ashour, is the first major collection of Mourid Barghouti’s poetry to be published in the UK. This remarkable Palestinian writer, best known to English-language readers for his autobiography I Saw Ramallah, which won the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, has spent many years in exile, and Midnight is a rich emotional montage of images of the land of his birth. He will read, then talk with Ruth Padel, whose latest book is Darwin: A Life in Poems. Barghouti and Padel will discuss translation, home and homelessness, here and away, language and landscape, self and other.


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Date and Time:

21 June 2009 at 2:00 pm


1 hour



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