June 22, 2022

Tabla from Brazil launches the “Gaza, Land of Poetry” project

(MENAFN-Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA))

São Paulo – The Brazilian publishing house Tabla launched the collective project Gaza, land of poetry [Gaza, terra da poesia] highlight the cultural and literary production of the Gaza region in Palestine. Proceeds from book sales will go to the Tamer Institute for Community Education, a Ramallah-based non-governmental institution founded in 1989 that works with literature and education throughout the Palestinian territory, including Gaza. .

The anthology (in the original language, “Ghazza, ard al-qasida”) brings together the works of 17 young poets born in Gaza , including the organizer of the collection, Muhammad Taysir. The book was published in Beirut at the end of 2021. The Brazilian edition, which Tabla will launch in June, will be the first translation of the work, a editorial first: A contemporary Arabic book, with poems, in particular, will have Brazil and the Portuguese language as its first foreign destination.

Gaza’s poets are under 30, but their poetry is extremely impactful and mature. The translation is an initiative of the Contemporary Arabic Poetry Translation Group (GTPAC), coordinated by poet and translator Michel Sleiman, professor of Arabic language and literature at the University of São Paulo (USP). The other translators in the group are Safa Jubran, Felipe Benjamin Francisco, Alexandre Facuri Chareti, Maria Carolina Gonçalves and Beatriz Negreiros Gemignani.

It is possible to buy the book via the publisher’s website to support the project. There are also combo options with other Tabla publications, with bundled discounts and free nationwide shipping. The book is in the Pre-order phase and will be shipped from June 27th.

Translated by Elúsio Brasileiro

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