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ISBN: 9781760990244
Pages: 112
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Poems That Do Not Sleep

Written by Hassan Al Nawwab

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Hassan Al Nawwab is a former Iraqi soldier who came to Australia after the war with his family 20 years ago. With devastating simplicity, these imagistic poems speak of war and terror, of homesickness in exile, the blessings of peace and the pain of belonging. The collection is in two parts, ‘Tree Flying’ and ‘Diaspora’, and each poem is presented with its counterpart in Arabic on the opposite page, as translated from English by the poet himself.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

‘It does not matter in which language one reads this collection, the poetry comes to life in an accessible and magical way.’ Writing WA

‘These are powerful poems … an important collection that bears witness to the experience of a war that has all too often been told exclusively from the vantage point of the occupying forces.’ Poetry Foundation


Pages: 112
Publication Year: 2021
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781760990244
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Hassan Al Nawwab

Hassan Al Nawwab was born in Iraq in 1960 and came to Australia in 2003 with his wife and children. He is a poet and journalist who has published three volumes of poetry and two plays in Arabic, and has received numerous awards for his poems. Poems That Do Not Sleep is Hassan’s first collection […]