Between Two Worlds: Poetry & Translation

Saadi Yousef reading

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    Saadi Yousef’s home, Harefield, Hertfordshire

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    Yousef, Saadi, 1934- (male)

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    Saadi Yousef reads a selection of his poems, in English and Arabic. Followed by comments by Saadi Yousef and his friend Abdul-Ilah Tawfik on the poem which then became a song (in the 1970s). Tthe title translated into English would be 'Persistence'. Hamra night.- Cavafy's house.- Climbing plant .- A woman.- A Roman colony.- Nails.- On the Red Sea.- Snow may fall.- Departure '82.- A fever.- Persistence.

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