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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
Samira Negrouche

Samira Negrouche

Samira Negrouche is an Algerian essayist, translator and poet.

Main reading Samira Negrouche

During the main readings of festival poets, each poet will receive the undivided attention of the audience for the duration of the program. The poets have pre-picked a selection of poems, which they will read in its entirety during their main reading. After the reading, there will be time to ask the poets questions about their work that you've always wanted to know the answer to!

 

Bio Samira Negrouche

She is part of a movement of Algerian writers who reclaim the French language by writing in, through and against the tradition. This stance is also reflected in her works of translation, where she translates from Arabic and regional minority languages into English and French, giving an internationally intelligible voice to the cultural, historical and linguistic plurality of the Arab world. Next to explicitly political poetry about the Arab spring and the violence in her country, Negrouche also writes poems that are inspired by divers vis...

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Main reading Samira Negrouche

During the main readings of festival poets, each poet will receive the undivided attention of the audience for the duration of the program. The poets have pre-picked a selection of poems, which they will read in its entirety during their main reading. After the reading, there will be time to ask the poets questions about their work that you've always wanted to know the answer to!

 

Bio Samira Negrouche

She is part of a movement of Algerian writers who reclaim the French language by writing in, through and against the tradition. This stance is also reflected in her works of translation, where she translates from Arabic and regional minority languages into English and French, giving an internationally intelligible voice to the cultural, historical and linguistic plurality of the Arab world. Next to explicitly political poetry about the Arab spring and the violence in her country, Negrouche also writes poems that are inspired by divers visual images and the products of other artistic disciplines, such as theater, photography, music and dance. 

As one of the leading contemporary Algerian poets, Negrouche is often invited to national and international events, where she reads her own poetry or collaborates with other artists to create interdisciplinary works. Next to having written several books of poetry, she has edited Quand l’amandier refleurira (2012) an anthology of francophone Algerian poets. In 2004, she received a scholarship including a residence from the Centre national du livre. Her poetry has been in translated into twenty-five languages, such as Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian and Greek among others. Additionally, she serves as the secretary of the Algeria PEN club and is the creator of CADMOS a cultural association for the preservation of Mediterranean cultural heritage. 

Saturday June 8th  

15.15 - 15.45

LantarenVenster - Auditorium 5


Pricing

Buy a day- or passe-partout-ticket via the link above.

Language and duration

Poets recite in their own language and you can read the translations into English and/or Dutch via projections. 

30 minutes

Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère