“Exile: Women’s Turn — A Poem of East and West” by Nabile Farès

Just out from Dialogos Press, this excellent translation of Nabile Farès L’Exil au féminin, a poem sequence from 1990. A superb poet & novelist, who left us in 2016, Farès may be best known in this country for his second novel, Un passager de l’Occident (A Passenger From The West), which concerns his meeting and friendship with James Baldwin, also translated by Peter Thompson & published in 2010 by … Read more “Exile: Women’s Turn — A Poem of East and West” by Nabile Farès

More Khatibi

Here, a second extract from Abdelkebir Khatibi’s  autobiographical 1971 novel La Mémoire tatouée as translated by Peter Thompson. A first one can be read in an earlier Nomadics post  on 20 December.    Essaouira.    Cold, often swept by the current of the Canary Islands, the beach rises from the water, pushed by the bent horizon. A pale, mischievous glance is what you’d need, to avoid the grains of sand that … Read more More Khatibi