Abdul Ghafoor Liwal
Abdul Ghafoor Liwal was born in the Mosahi district of Kabul province in Afghanistan in 1974. He studied Pashto Language and Literature at Kabul University. Liwal writes both poetry and prose and has published more than ten books. His poetry collections include Cry, Fire and Love, You Are My Whole Poetry and No, I Hadn’t Forgotten You, which was published in Kabul in 2005. He also worked as a journalist in Afghanistan for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). In 2015, he was appointed as a deputy minister at the Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs in Afghanistan.