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Songs of Love and War: Afghan Women's Poetry Paperback – November 18, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-1590510810 ISBN-10: 159051081X Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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Sayd Bahodine Majrouh served as the Dean of the Department of Literature in Kabul, Afghanistan, and then as the Governor of the Province of Kapiça. After the Soviet invasion, he went into exile in Peshawar, Pakistan, where he founded the Afghan Information Center. The literary heir of Rumi and Omar Khayyam, his epic Ego-Monstre constitutes the whole of the major poetic work of twentieth century Afghan literature. He was assassinated on February 11, 1988 in Peshawar.
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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Other Press; First Edition. First Printing. edition (November 18, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159051081X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590510810
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,605,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Loisel on September 29, 2007
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I read this book twice the first day it arrived. It's a captivating and painful, joyous and erotic look into what's going on in the hearts of Afghan women behind their veils and burkas. Through their poetic words and vehement cries in ages old form, the reader gains a fuller understanding of their conflicted strength persevering despite the difficult circumstances of their lives. I highly recommend this book.
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