Thank you to Mary Lee @ A Year Of Reading for hosting this week.
I learned about Mourid Barghouti, Palestinian poet, last February 14, Valentine’s Day, when I chanced upon this post on my social media account. He died this year.
When I read the poem above entitled Interpretations, I knew I just had to find his books and purchase them. Here are two that I bought for our current reading theme (until end of June this year) on Stories of the Dispossessed.
I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti (Amazon | Book Depository)
I Was Born There, I Was Born Here by Mourid Barghouti (Amazon | Book Depository)
Here is Ahdaf Soueif paying tribute to Mourid Barghouti by reading his poem There’s Nothing Wrong With Dying. I hope his voice finds you today.