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Mar 27

Translating Swahili Poetry with Ida Hadjivayanis

March 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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For the last workshop of the season, translator Ida Hadjivayanis returns to the PTC for to translate more Swahili Poetry. Last year Ida helped us celebrate Valentine’s Day with a workshop translating This Love by Seif Salum. In Zanzibar the poem is so popular it became a pop hit.

There is no need to know the language being translated, just come along!

Get a Season Pass for all 6 Workshops In This Series Here.


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Bridge Translator

Ida Hadjivayanis works at the Department of the Languages and Culture of Africa in SOAS. She speaks English, French and Swahili and was one of the translators on the ‘Alisi Ndani YA Nchi YA Ajabu: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in Swahili’ project.

Workshop Facilitator

Clare Pollard is an award-winning poet and the editor of Modern Poetry In Translation. As a writer, Clare is very concerned with bearing witness to the times in which we live. Her work has frequently engaged with contemporary concerns. Her third collection Look, Clare! Look! (2005) was made a set text on the WJEC A-level syllabus. Her latest collection is Incarnation (Bloodaxe, 2017).


March 27, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Poetry Translation Centre
2 Wardrobe Place, London, EC4V 5AH
London, EC4V 5AH GB
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