Year of birth: 1969
Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi grew up in Omdurman-Khartoum where he still lives. His first two books, Ghina’ al-‘Uzlah (Songs of Solitude), and Matahat al-Sultan (The Sultan’s Labyrinth), were published simultaneously in 1996, immediately establishing him as a poet of great significance. Al-Raddi is alive to the complexities of his position as an African poet writing in Arabic. His desire to articulate those complexities leads him to write poems full of multifaceted metaphors that fuse complex imagery with allusions to Sudanese history.
Read poems by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi on Poetry International Web.
Thurs 17 June, 20:00 hrs, small auditorium