Evening with a Sufi
Author: Afsar Mohammad
Translated by Afsar Mohammad, Shamala Gallagher
9789392494161 | PB | pp. 100 | 2022 | Red River
Evening with a Sufi by Afsar Mohammad, translated from Telugu, through lyrical poetry describes existential grief, heartbroken feelings and the sudden ravishment of bliss.
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Evening with a Sufi is a collection of poetry which is part grief, part pent up feelings of anger. Here the poet thirsts for a better world. Some of the poems here also draw attention to the inner being.
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About the Contributors
Born in a small village in the South Indian state of Telangana, the author is now teaching South Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Known as a trendsetting poet and literary critic in the post-1980s Telugu literary culture, Afsar has published five volumes of poetry, one collection of short stories and two volumes of literary theory essays. Afsar is also a distinguished scholar of Indian studies and published extensively with various international presses, including Oxford and Cambridge. He is now working on a translation of Sufi poetry from Telugu to English. He can be reached at [email protected]
Shamala Gallagher is a mixed-race Indian American writer, community college teacher, and mother to a preschooler. She is the author of a poetry collection, Late Morning When the World Burns (The Cultural Society, 2019), and her writing has been published in several literary journals, including Poetry, Gulf Coast, Black Warrior Review, and the Missouri Review. She lives in a hundred-year-old house in Athens, Georgia, USA with her family and cats.
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