June 14, 2012
Umar Timol [Mauritius/writes in French]1970
Timor's first book, La Parole Testament suivi de Chimie, published in Paris in 2003 uses language in a way inverts meanings, allowing new associations of come forward.
His second book, Sang, inspired by the work of Aimé Césaire, is a long mystical love song composed in the Sufi tradition. His third collection, Vagbondages suivi de Bleu was published in 2009.
He also wrote the text for a graphic, Les yeux des autres and his work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Visions of Africa. A novel, Journal de la vieille folle was published in Paris by Éditions l'Harmattan in 2012.
Timol is a founding member of the Mauritian poetry journal, Point barre, which publishes international poets.
La Parole Testament suivi de Chimie (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2003); Sang (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2004); Vagabondages suivi de Bleu (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2009)
For a selection of poems by Timol, click below:http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poet/item/21989/Umar-Timol
For another another poem, published in Words without Borders, click here:http://wordswithoutborders.org/contributor/umar-timol