Aya Mansour

Aya Mansour is a poet, writer and journalist born in Baghdad. She is the author of five books in Arabic. The poetry collection from which this selection is taken, She Sings Alone (2017), was recently translated into French and published by Editions des Lisières under the title Seule elle chante.

6 Aya Mansour Translations by Haider Catan and Tim Heffernan

They didn’t allow me to collect the remaining perfume of my child, to arrange and hold it in my nose.

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