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Description - World Leaders' Favourite Poems by Mehmet Basci

This collection of international poetry features world famous names; Jorge Luis Borges, Rudyard Kipling, Rainer Maria Rilke, William Wordsworth, Kahil Gibran and Par Lagerkvist: The poems have all been chosen by national leaders, prime-ministers and presidents, including Tony Blair, Ariel Sharon and Gerhard Schroder. There are also personal contributions from some of these influential world leaders themselves such as AJP Abdul Kalam and Ludwig Scotty. The book is subtitled "A Book of Peace" and is based on an original idea by Mehmet Basci, a Turkish Kurd who now lives in Switzerland who wanted to unite, through the love of poetry, some of the worlds most powerful leaders in a dream of peace. The foreword is written by Swiss president, Micheline Calmy-Rey.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781902638980
ISBN-10: 1902638980
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 142mm x 13mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Parthian Books
Publisher: Parthian Books
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mehmet Basci

Mehmet Basci was born in 1979 in Pazarcik, a small town in the county of Kahraman Maras, in Turkish Kurdistan.In 1992 he left for Switzerland. He played soccer at FCB (Basel), with a potentially promising professional career until a bad injury in 1996 forced him to quit. In 2000 he published a Romance novel and in 2003 a poetry bookIn 2003 he started a worldwide project about prime ministers and presidents most favourite poems He is living in Basel.