These Are Not Oranges, My Love (Paperback)

By Iman Mersal, Khaled Mattawa (Translator), Khaled Mattawa (Other)

Sheep Meadow Press, 9781931357548, 90pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2008



"Mersal offers an exquisite daughter-to-father poem. Titled "The Clot," this sequence radiates with a combination of tenderness, humor and anguish unmatched in contemporary Arabic poetry."--From the Introduction by Khaled Mattawa.

About the Author

IMAN MERSAL was born in 1966 in the northern Egyptian Delta. She is the author of four books of poems in Arabic: Characterizations, A Dark Alley Suitable for Dance Lessons, Walking As Long As Possible and Alternative Geography. Iman Mersal immigrated to Canada in 1999. She is currently an assistant professor of Arabic at the University of Alberta.