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Tahar Bekri

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Tahar Bekri

Born in 1951, in Gabès, Tunisia, the poet Tahar Bekri writes in French and Arabic. He has lived in Paris since 1976 and has published over twenty titles (poetry, essays and art books). His work has been translated into several languages, including English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, and Turkish, and his poetry has also been the subject of academic research. Currently, he teaches at Université Paris X. His latest publications include Les Dits du fleuve (Paris, Al Manar, 2009) and Salam Gaza (Tunis, Elyzad, 2010).

Articles by Tahar Bekri

I Call You Tunisia
By Tahar Bekri
II heard your voice at daybreakLike a scarlet dawnGiving birth in darknessThe years’ turning backOn themselvesRocking the ebb and flowOn the shore of a seaAt once full and emptyI caught your lightLost…
Translated from French by Marilyn Hacker
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