Post-Colonial Storytelling in Algeria
Join SAFAR Film Festival and the Poetry Translation Centre for an evening of film, poetry and discussion exploring post-colonial storytelling in Algeria.
The poet, sociologist and anthropologist Habib Tengour is one of the most visionary voices of post-colonial Algeria. His poetry is steeped in the imaginative and cultural geography of the Maghreb: exile and dislocation only serving to heighten its musical registers.
Ahead of the screening of Djafar Gacem’s Heliopolis, Tengour will read excerpts in French and English from his new bi-lingual collection Consolatio and discuss his life and work, and the collaborative translation process with his co-translators Will Harris and Delaina Haslam.