In 2001, the prolific Singapore author Isa Kamari undertook the pilgrimage to Mecca. Two years later, he wrote a series of 100 poems based on this experience, which was published in Malay as Munajat Sukma. The collection was subsequently republished as a triptych of chapbooks in 2006. Pilgrimage is a translation of a selection of these poems.
Arranged by Isa to form a sequential narrative of his journey, Harry Aveling’s English translations are a conduit for new readers into the deep recesses of the pilgrim’s mind and soul. Through the poet’s inner responses to his faith, this collection allows English readers to enter the world of another language and religion.
Come listen as author and translator discuss the intricacies of poetry translation! This launch is organised with the support of The Select Centre and is part of TranslateSingapore. To check out more events under TranslateSingapore, visit http://www.selectcentre.org/.
VENUE: Glass Room, National Gallery Singapore
ADDRESS: 1 St Andrew's Road, Singapore 178957
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook
DATE AND TIME
25 Sep 2016, 5pm-6.30pm