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Ouafa and Thawra: about a lover from Tunisia

Arturo Desimone is een schrijver uit Aruba, geboren in 1984 en schrijft vooral in het Engels en Spaans. Hij participeerde in het Hidden Histories- programma bij theater Perdu waar hij sprak over Papiamentstalige literatuur. Artikelen over de Arubaanse kunstenaar Ray Zijlstra en de schrijver Frank Martinus Arion verschenen in de Sydney Review of Books. Onlangs verscheen een poëziebundel over een reis tussen 2010 en 2012 waarop hij de Tunesische revolutie meemaakte, getiteld Ouafa and Thawra: about a lover from Tunisia

Poetry, Drawings, Essay, by Arturo Desimone

Ouafa and Thawra is a nomadic collection: well-travelled and restless, but with roots firmly in revolutionary Tunisia, a tumultuous country “where people are sweet/ where even the hypocrisy is sweet.”

Jacob Silkstone schreef over de bundel: “Arturo Desimone travels fearlessly between genres, too, with sketches deepening the reading experience and a postscript essay on Tunisia before and after the ‘Arab Spring’ adding context to the poems (and offering the controversial but sound claim that the Arab Spring was catalysed by the events of 2003 in Iraq). Desimone is wholly original: his poems simultaneously draw on a breathtaking, freewheeling sense of linguistic innovation, and on a timeless well of imagery and mythology.”  – Jacob Silkstone, managing editor of Asymptote journal, co-founder of The Missing Slate (klik hier voor de recensie).

Arturo Desimone, Arubian-Argentinian writer and visual artist, was born in 1984 on the island Aruba which he inhabited until the age of 22, when he emigrated to the Netherlands. He relocated to Argentina while working on a long project about his Argentinean family background. Desimone’s articles, poetry and fiction pieces have previously appeared in CounterPunch, IslandCírculo de Poesía (Spanish) Sydney Review of BooksMokoThe Missing SlateAl Araby Al Jadeed (in Arabic translation) and New Orleans Review. He writes a blog about Latin American poetry for the Ex-Drunken Boat poetry review and performed in poetry festivals in Nicaragua, Cuba, Belgium and Argentina. He previously published the poetry collections Letters to Karl Marx/ Cartas a Carlos Marx *(2015) with Hanan Harawi, a publisher in Peru, and Poems of the Costa Nostra, Mare Nostrum (2019, publisher Hesterglock Protes(x)t, UK)  – klik hier.

Ouafa and Thawra: about a lover from Tunisia
ISBN      9781779064875
Pages    112
Dimensions        234 x 156 mm
Illustrations        Colour Illustrations
Published           2019
Publisher            Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
Paperback £15.00

on 06.12.2019 at 11:00

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