Archipelago by Conceição Lima

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Moving Poems’ first poet from São Tomé and Príncipe, Conceição Lima, is featured in this ultra-short but effective video by David Shook filmed in São Tomé earlier this month. The poem is from her second collection, A Dolorosa Raiz de Micondó, and if its brevity left you hungry for more, check out the four additional poems Shook translated for World Literature Today. There are also three of Lima’s poems in translation by Amanda Hopkinson at Words Without Borders.


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    […] Centre. Er zijn zelfs ‘bewegende gedichten’ te zien op de website van Moving Poems, namelijk hier en hier. Maar een gedicht is nog geen boek, en dus zocht ik […]

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    […] over Santomese beelden die de hoogte minachten, opent met door het beeld buitelende kinderen. In ‘Archipelago’ horen we op de achtergrond het geruis van de golven. Er leven hier geen goden, zegt Lima. Alleen de […]

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