Abstract

Abstract:

This interview with Iyad Hayatleh, a Palestinian-Syrian poet currently living in Glasgow, focuses on his and Tessa Ransford's bilingual anglophone/Arabic book A Rug of a Thousand Colours: Poems Inspired by the Five Pillars of Islam by Two Contemporary Scottish Writers Each Translating the Other (Luath, 2012). Our discussion focuses on the challenges and experience of writing the collection itself, particularly the act of translating between Arabic and English, and the similarities/differences discovered between Muslim and Christian practices. This interview also offers a more general exchange about Iyad's experience of Scotland as a Muslim refugee, his relationship with the concepts of home, identity, and exile, and the influence of renowned Islamic poets on his writing.

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ISSN
2050-6678
Print ISSN
1756-5634
Pages
pp. 89-102
Launched on MUSE
2021-06-04
Open Access
No
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