The Poetry of Egyptian Protest and the UAE’s ‘Prince of Poets’ (via Arabic Literature (in English))

The Poetry of Egyptian Protest and the UAE's 'Prince of Poets' There hasn't yet been a January 25-inspired poem to hit the "Prince of Poets" TV show (granted, it's only 6 a.m. on Jan. 26), nor anything as thoroughly enjoyable as the Jan. 25 protest chants: يا مبارك, يا مبارك. السعوديّة بإتنظارك. But—among poems that criticize FIFA and urge respect for your grandparents—Egyptian colloquial poet Hisham al-Gakh's latest work, titled التأشيرة or "The Visa," has caused a minor stir. A translation from Abu Dha … Read More

via Arabic Literature (in English)

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