Every culture has its immortal love legend. Like Romeo and Juliet in English and Qais and Layla in Arabic, this is an analysis and interpretation of the story of Somali legend Cilmi Boodhari and his unrequited love for Hodan.
This book explores the life and poetry of Somali poet, Samatar Baxnaan (1906-2000), through his poems and other writings.
A literary treasure of more than 113 poems on a variety of subjects from faith to civil war to the rights of women. The poems, by this prolific Somali poet, cover several genres of Somali poetry including gabay, guurow, geeraar, salsal and others.
The author uses Somali poetry and literature to explain how to be a good mother and the "art" of feeding, nurturing and raising children. Plus, both known and lesser known poems and poets are used to strengthen the importance of mothers for humanity.
This book of poems by the late Khalif Sheikh Mohamoud presents the poet's dreams of a nation free from dictatorial suppression. He was known for his opposition of Siyad Barre's regime as the poems in this book demonstrate.
A collection of 40 classical poems from more than 20 well-known and prominent Somali poets from the 19th and 20th centuries.
This illustrated volume features 306 quatrains by the 13th century Sufi mystic poet, Jalaluddin Rumi. He was a passionate believer in the use of music, poetry and dance as a path for communion with God, the true Beloved. These beliefs gave birth to the whirling dervishes famous in Sufism. This is a translation of the French edition by...
Abdel Aziz al-Maqaleh is Yemen's best known poet, past president and current professor emeritus at Sanaa University, and the director of the Yemeni Center for Studies and Research. Dr. Maqaleh is widely recognized inside Yemen as a leader in Sanaa's top cultural arts and literary circles. This new book of poems strikes a delicate...
Critically-acclaimed Iraqi writer and poet, Amal Jubouri is known for creating a "new opening in Arab modern poetry". In her newest book of poetry, she apologizes to Iraqi Jews who were forced to leave Iraq in a government enacted mass eviction in the 1940s. Jubouri weaves her mourning into poetic text using everyday spoken language....
Never before published prose poems by Lebanese poet, journalist and translator, Ounsi El Hage, (1937-2014) include choice nuggets on life, love, art, religion, music, and literature. His works have been translated into many languages including English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.
Suhaylah Muhammad, from Alexandria, is the rare female Egyptian poet to be published. The poems in this collection are written in colloquial Egyptian Arabic. This is her first book.
Contemporary poetry by Lebanese poet Bilal al-Masri.