Fatima Naoot

(Cairo)

Fatima Naoot
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An Egyptian poet and architect. Born in Cairo, September 18, 1964. After her graduation 1987 as an architect, at Faculty of engineering, Ein Shams University-Cairo, she worked in her field at (Sabour Consultants) for ten years, then she left her job deciding to devote all her time for literature. She has ten books so far: five poetic collections, four translated anthologies from English, and one one book in criticism. She won the prize of "Arabic poetry 2006" competition in Hong Kong, via the site "Arabic Nadwa" in Hong Kong on her manuscript of the fifth poetic collection "A bottle of Glue", which has been published in one anthology in Chinese and English ... more »

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Sketchbook

At forty
Ladies' bags become bigger
To hold blood-pressure pills and sugars lumps
And spectacles
To improve the eyesight
Making tricky letters
More friendly
In a secret compartment
They keep David's ticket
And a prescription against hiccups
During eclipses
And a candle
As fire burns demons
Who sneak around at night
To cut women's throats
And in the front compartment
A will:
I only possess "Traces of colour",
(It stuck to my hand when two butterflies sat on it),
A sketchbook
And a brush
Which I donate
- Like any lonely ...

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