Somalia / 1993
Translated by B. W. Andrzejewski with Sheila Andrzejewski and published by Indiana University Press, this book features prominent and historical Somali poets going all the way back to the 19th century. This collection is important because it was the first time that some of these poems appeared in English. Somali poetry is rooted in an oral tradition, so many of these poems are meant to be spoken or performed. Get more details and purchasing information here.