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Poem: “The virtual impostor” by by Ghada Al-Samman

A poem by Ghada Al-Samman.

Ghada Al-Samman (غادة السمّان‎) is a Syrian writer, journalist and novelist born in Damascus. Due to the severe Syrian humanitarian crises, it occured to me to translate some of her poems. I’m not a translator (and I don’t know if these poems have been translated previously) but I did my best to preserve the meanings and the feelings of the poems.

The virtual impostor 

At an auction he was able to sell even his shadow
And a piece of his homeland …
And above of all that, my tribe adored him one day!

The first poem: “A war that we don’t want among us” 

The third poem: “Dear eternity, I want a truce of love”

The original poem in Arabic:

المحتال الافتراضي
في المزاد العلني استطاع أن يبيع حتى ظله
وقطعة من وطنه…
وفوق ذلك كله، عشقته قبيلتي ذات يوم!

Ghada Al-Samman A  war that we don't want among us

Ghada Al-Samman
A  war that we don’t want among us

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