New collection of Emirati poet released

A new collection of poetry by Emirati poet Dr Shihab Ghanem, titled “ In Wadi Abqar”, has been released in English.

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Published: Wed 20 Mar 2013, 9:07 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:27 AM

This is a collection of translations by the poet himself of a selection of 75 of his Arabic poems, written over a period of fifty years, and widely ranging in subject from love poems to nationalistic, political, meditative and spiritual poems.

Although all the original poems are in meter form, the translations are in prose form. Several of the original Arabic poems of Shihab Ghanem, who is the first Arab to receive the Tagore Peace Award, have been converted into songs by persons such as Sami Yousuf, Osama As Safi, Ahmed bin Ahmed Qasem, Dr Nizar Ghanem and others. —

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