Words without Borders: January 2014: Kurdish Literature
This month we present writing by Kurdish authors. Writers from various regions and dialects consider questions of nation, language, and identity.
Bakhtiyar Ali sees an assassin draw the line
Abdulla Pashew considers poetic morality
Kajal Ahmad delineates a politics of the body
And more from Yavuz Ekinci, Hama Jaza, Jamal Khambar, Murathan Mungan, Murat Özyaşar, Ziad Rashad, and Alber Sabanoglu. Our special section of Polish literary reportage sends Paweł Smoleński to Kurdistan, Witold Szablowski to Bangladesh, andAndrzej Stasiuk to Kyrgyzstan. And in the third installment of "Spirit Summoning,"Sakumi Tayama's fake mediums get a real surprise.
The Year in Review
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