Diwan :
Improvised Sorrow

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2008

“Hoznon Mortajal” (Improvised Sorrow)
A poetic collection where the poet improvises his private sorrows that abstract the general sorrows… 
It addresses issues of governance and politics with the logic of the simple citizen not of politicians… 
As for satire of rulers… this comes in the context of the grumbling and complaint of the ordinary citizen not in a separate context…
The poems of the collection tackle thorny issues, some of which are: torture in prisons, unemployment, government oppression against the weak, sectarian strife…etc.
All this comes in a fascinating captivating language that is simple yet hard to attain…
A poetic collection calling for rebellion… for hope … and for action…
“Hoznon Mortajal” (Improvised Sorrow) …
Abd el Rahmãn Youssef