Yousif Abu al Fawz: Magic Bird – Taikalintu, Kamppi,

The books of Yousif Abu al Fawz offer different views to contemporary Helsinki and its surroundings. The only one of them that has been translated to Finnish is called Magic Bird (Taikalintu Like, 2000). This fragment of one of the book´s stories is located between the centre of Helsinki and one of the suburbs by the train line that goes towards north.

Yousif Abu al Fawz: Taikalintu (katkelma). arabiasta suomentanut Marko Juntunen.


Yousif Abu Al Fawz: Fragment of Magic bird in Arabic


An encounter with Yousif Abu al Fawz is organised as part of the Programme of the City Ghettos of Today on Sept 8th, 2014 at 18:45-19:30, at Stoa, Helsinki.


Poetry spots with foreign views to Helsinki are created by the writers and poets of Sivuvalo project. The project makes visible the work of writers who reside in Finland but write in other languages. The poems or extracts of texts are selected according to their relation to different places of Helsinki.