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portrait of Yama Yari

Yama Yari

Yama Yari was born in Herat in 1980 and came to the United Kingdom in 1999. He is the co-translator, with Sarah Maguire, of A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, the second novel by Atiq Rahimi,  Afghanistan's most important living novelist (Chatto & Windus, 2006). A Thousand Rooms was long-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

Poems translated by Yama Yari