Translator's notes

Wild Animals

By Meles Negusse

"For at least four thousand years - from the ancient stele in Belew Kelew to the 20th-century battlefields of Eritrea's heroic struggle for independence - and into the 21st century, Eritrean poets have never given up writing in their own languages, which is why their poetry thrives. Who Needs a Story? translates this remarkable legacy."

Who Needs a Story?
Contemporary Eritrean Poetry in Tigrinya, Tigre and Arabic

Hdri Publishers, Asmara, Eritrea, 2006, ISBN 99948-0-008-6

Charles Cantalupo and Ghirmai Negash
The first anthology of contemporary Eritrean poetry in translation ever published, Who Needs a Story? features Eritrea's most accomplished poets over roughly the last three decades.

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