Thu, 26 October 2017
Beloved by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf is a passionate love poem!
First, you will hear the stunning translation by UK poet Clare Pollard who captures the alliterating Bs of the original Somali and the sense of yearning with lines like 'be my new moon / unbreakable metal'.
Afterwards, you can hear Asha reading the poem in the original Somali.
This month sees the publication of her first English Language collection published by Bloodaxe Books.
The collection's title The Sea-Migrations or, Tahriib in Somali, refers to the search for a better life in another country.