April Readers' Book Club

The Death of those who loved me

The Death of those who loved mea book of poetry by Aliyya Abdelsalam
Published by Dar Al-Nahda

"...Why did you release the light so your hands dried up
Release the river over your mother's face in the morning?
Pave the way for the birds to sing around the balconies of the poor
For the November leaves to grow heavy with the details of history and woman...."

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Further reading

Aliyya Abesalam homepage
In Search of the Soul article by Aliya Abelsalam

The Death of those who loved me
Soul Friends
Close to a Church
My Friend
Ibrahim Mansour