Five Afghan poems from the PTC archive, all of these poems are in English and Dari, the regional variation of Persian that has developed in that part of the world.
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Farzaneh Khojandi is widely regarded as the most exciting woman poet writing in Persian today, she was translated for the PTC by Narguess Farzad with Jo Shapcott.
This week’s poem is ‘Behind The Mass Of Green’ by Farzaneh Khojandi from Tajikistan, translated by Jo Shapcott and Narguess Farzad. The poem is read first in English translation by Jo Shapcott and then in Tajik by Farzaneh.
This week’s podcast is ‘Forgotten by Time’ by Farzaneh Khojandi from Tajikistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Jo Shapcott and then in Tajik by Farzaneh Khojandi.