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Afghanistan: Exiles of the Mountain of Oblivion.

/photo © Seamus Murphy/

O exiles of the mountain of oblivion!
O the jewels of your names, slumbering in the mire of silence
O your obliterated memories, your light blue memories… 429 more words

Art Of Resistance

PJ Harvey Publishes Her First Book of Poetry

by Caitlin

For over two decades, PJ Harvey has crafted influential and uncompromising music . Now she is publishing a book of poetry. The Hollow of the Hand… 187 more words


The Hollow of the Hand

The Hollow of the Hand
PJ Harvey & Seamus Murphy,

Bloomsbury Circus.

It was an impulse buy in Foyles yesterday.  The names PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy were enough to sell it to me.   502 more words


by Nona Blyth Cloud

Anonymous is an Afghan woman.

I write blogs for different groups, and sometimes research for one turns into material for another. In this case, a news story found for a “War on Women” diary: 732 more words


Landays by Afghan Women

The Landay is a twenty-two syllable two line poem – in Pashto, Landai means ‘short, poisonous snake’ and these short bursts of poetry certain reflect the definition. 382 more words

Book Review: I am the Beggar of the World

The beautiful translations of the landays in this collection allow Western readers to share the secret, crafty, sly, witty, subversive utterings of Afghani women, and to relish their vitality and vivacity. 241 more words