||by Maher Kheir
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I am enchanted and moved by Raghid Nahhas' translation of Maher Kheir's imaginatively sensuous poetry.
The collection as a whole reads like a Scheherazade of passionate love letters, invoking a dazzling range of images, similes and symbols.
Whilst Kheir's poetry is recognisably written in the great tradition of Arab literature, it possesses a highly individual style. In its exotic eroticism it remains above all eminently accessible to readers of a different culture.
Nahhas' translation is to be commended: it proves sensitive, intuitive and poetically empathetic throughout. Maher Kheir is a fine poet and reading this compilation is truly a joy.
Congratulations on an excellent collection of poetry, prepared by an equally outstanding translator!