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Rug of a Thousand Colours: Poetry inspired by the Five Pillars of Islam

  • Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies 19 George Square Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 United Kingdom (map)

By Tessa Ransford and Iyad Hayatleh

Dates: 24 Aug
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Ticket Price: free
Venue: Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Age Guidance: Universal (U)
Category: Performance

Scottish poet Tessa Ransford and Palestinian poet Iyad Hayatleh (now living in Glasgow) invite you to a reading of their collaborative project 'Rug of a Thousand Colours'. Published in 2012, this collection of poems in English and Arabic were inspired by the Five Pillars of Islam. Although from very different backgrounds, the two poets form a dialogue which is interwoven throughout the poems creating a vivid tapestry of ideas. As each poet translates the other, unpredictable but revealing symmetries begin to emerge. Hosted by the Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh.