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I Am the Beggar of the World

Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan

I Am the Beggar of the World( )
Translator: Griswold, Eliza
Photographer: Murphy, Seamus
ISBN:978-0-374-53518-6
Publication Date:Mar 2015
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

Because my love's American,blisters blossom on my heart.Afghans revere poetry, particularly the high literary forms that derive from Persian or Arabic. But the poem above is a folk couplet-a landay, an ancient oral and anonymous form created by and for mostly illiterate people: the more than 20 million Pashtun women who span the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. War, separation, homeland, love-these are the subjects of landays, which are brutal and spare, can be remixed like...
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Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.045 x 8.19 x 0.507 Inches
Book Weight:0.51 Pounds



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