Lamia Makaddem is a Tunisian poet and translator living in the Netherlands. The author of two books of poetry, her verse has been translated into English, French, Dutch, and Kurdish. In 2000 she was awarded the El Hizjra prize for literature. She translated the award-winning Dutch novel Jij zegt het (You said it), by Connie Palmen, and is currently working on the Arabic translation of Malva, by Hagar Peeters.
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Poetry was created to solve family problems
Let me just say:this is why poetry was createdto solve family problems when neededand sometimes to wash the dishes and polish...