Midnight and Other Poems, translated by Radwa Ashour, is the first major collection of Mourid Barghouti's poetry to be published in the UK. This remarkable Palestinian writer, best known to English-language readers for his autobiography I Saw Ramallah, which won the Naguib Mahfouz Award for Literature, has spent many years in exile, and Midnight is a rich emotional montage of images of the land of his birth. He will read, then talk with Ruth Padel, whose latest book is Darwin: A Life in Poems. Barghouti and Padel will discuss translation, home and homelessness, here and away, language and landscape, self and other. All tickets £8 per event, available online or by calling +44 (0)20 7209 1141. Concessions: £5, for LRB subscribers, Friends of the British Museum, students and OAPs (concessions available from the Bookshop or by phone only). Supported by: * The British Museum * Arts Council England * The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (FlossieT)
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