Modern Sudanese Poetry

Modern Sudanese Poetry

An Anthology

African Poetry Book

Edited by Adil Babikir

Foreword by Matthew Shenoda

Translated by Adil Babikir

Published by: UNP - Nebraska

186 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9781496215635
  • Published: September 2019


Spanning more than six decades of Sudan’s post-independence history, this collection features work by some of Sudan’s most renowned modern poets, largely unknown in the United States. Adil Babikir’s extensive introduction provides a conceptual framework to help the English reader understand the cultural context. Translated from Arabic, the collection addresses a wide range of themes—identity, love, politics, Sufism, patriotism, war, and philosophy—capturing the evolution of Sudan’s modern history and cultural intersections.

Modern Sudanese Poetry features voices as diverse as the country’s ethnic, cultural, and natural composition. By bringing these voices together, Babikir provides a glimpse of Sudan’s poetry scene as well as the country’s modern history and post-independence trajectory.