Zohra Saed

Found in Translation: Langston Hughes from Harlem to Samarqand

Found in Translation: Langston Hughes from Harlem to Samarqand

Among those collected materials, I found a loose page—a translation of a romantic poem (a duet if sung) that Hughes simply named, “Old Uzbek Poem.” Actually, to say, “I found it,” is too easy. There was a magic in my stumbling upon it, the process of reading, of holding this manuscript moment in my hand and dwelling in his handwriting.