The Bloody Epitaph

By: Partaw Naderi Translated by: Sarah Maguire & Yama Yari This palm tree has no hope of spring This palm tree blossoms with a hundred wounds — the daily wounds of a thousand tragedies — the nightly wounds of a thousand calamities This palm tree is a bloody epitaph at the crossroads of...

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The Green Tribe of Hope

Several years ago I was researching an article for Newsweek on the resurgence of poetry in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Although Iraq subsequently pushed the article off that magazine’s pages, and I had to endure the anti-American sermons of smug Norwegian do-gooders, one good thing came out...

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In the mirrors of exile

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Modern Poetry and Criticism in Afghanistan

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Litrature in the Course of Politics in Afghanistan

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