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“PROPHET OF THE POETS” VISITS THE LAND OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT!

 

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 5 July 2008

 

 

Macedonian publishing house “Makavej” has recently published a collection of poetry by the Egyptian poet Sayed Gouda, entitled “Prophet of the Poets.” The 60-pager contains a selection of 34 poems which were selected and translated by His Excellency the former Macedonian ambassador to Egypt and Turkey and famous contemporary Macedonian poet and novelist, Trajan Petrovski.

 

        Sayed Gouda is an Egyptian poet and novelist. He was born in 1968 in Cairo and he has been living in Hong Kong since 1992. He majored in the Chinese language. Sayed Gouda has won the first prize of poetry in 1990 before he migrated to Hong Kong. He has three books of poetry in the Arabic language ("The Smoke of Love", "The Sad Questions of Cassandra", and "Between a Broken Dream and Hope") and a novel in the English language called "Once Upon a Time in Cairo". He has translated hundreds of poems from and into Arabic, Chinese, and English and all have been published in major literary newspapers and magazines in the Arab world as well as in China and HK. Currently he is the editor of a tri-lingual literary website called Arabic Nadwah. Sayed Gouda organizes a monthly literary salon in Hong Kong since April 2004. He runs a publication house in Hong Kong mainly to publish Arabic Literature translated into English and Chinese.

 

“The Prophet of the Poets” is Gouda’s first volume of poetry published in Macedonian language before this year’s annual world poetry festival in August, The Struga Poetry Evenings. His works have also been translated into Chinese, English, and other world languages.

 

Book Details:

 

� GENRE: Poetry

� PAGES: 60

� BINDING: PAPERBACK

� PUBLISHER: MAKAVEJ PUBLISHING HOUSE (JUNE, 2008)

� LANGUAGE: MACEDONIAN

� ISBN-13: 987-9989--164--94--1

� DIMENSIONS: 17 x 11 x 0.5 cM

 

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