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Tuareg Poet Mahmoudan Hawad Wins Argana International Poetry Award 2017

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Tuareg poet Mahmoudan Hawad won the international Argana poetry award 2017, granted by Morocco’s Bayt Achiir (House of Poetry). Hawad is an Amazigh poet, painter and author born in the Aïr region of Niger known for the method he calls” furigraphy” to create space in his poetry and to illuminate certain themes. Common themes of his work include thirst, movement, wandering, anarchy, and political themes related to Tuareg politics in the region.

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