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Eid Mubarak!
Eid Mubarak!

I Am the Beggar of the World

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Eliza Griswold

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9780374535186

 

Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan

An eye-opening collection of clandestine poems by Afghan women

“A landay has only a few formal properties. Each has twenty-two syllables: nine in the first line; thirteen in the second. The poem ends with the sound ma or na. Sometimes landays rhyme, but more often not. In Pashto, they lilt internally from word to word in a kind of two-line lullaby that belies the sharpness of their content…”