The Nomad Mum's Diary: A final Nizar poem - Dedicated to Kabu and Wiley!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A final Nizar poem - Dedicated to Kabu and Wiley!

This will be the last post dedicated to Nizar Qabbani for now. I could have gone on for another dozen posts at least, but if there is anything I’ve learned from this stint it is that translation is a thankless job; it is not merely the task of replacing a word from one language with one that means the same from another (an impossibility with some particular words) it is, in fact, a reinterpretation, sometimes a reincarnation, of the text. At some point you become aware that you are imposing your... Sign in to see full entry.

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