Refaat Alareer

‘If I Must Die’ by Refaat Alareer, with Translations


I woke up to the Telugu translation of Refaat Alareer’s poem ‘If I must die’ before I even saw the news of his assassination. It was yet another heartbreaking morning of waking up to the massacre in Gaza that has become the ‘everyday’ for many of us. Barely awake and in deep anguish, I translated…