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A Night with Young Iranian and Afghan Poets

birds_1_hi_contrast_copyA Night with Young Iranian and Afghan Poets

Granaz Mousavi, Fatemeh Shams, Reza Mohammadi

This event will be in Persian

 6.00pm, Friday 22 November 2013

Room B102, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University London

Granaz Mousavi is an Iranian-Australian contemporary poet, film director and screen writer. She is primarily renowned for her avant-garde poetry in the 90s. Her second book, Barefoot Till Morning, is currently in its fourth edition. Her third collection, The Songs of the Forbidden Woman, is now in its second edition

Fatemeh Shams Esmaeili is a doctoral candidate in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at Wadham College, University of Oxford. A native of Mashhad, Iran, she completed her Advanced Diploma in Persian Literature at Tehran University after winning the silver medal in the national Literature Olympiad in 2000

Reza Mohammadi – widely regarded as one of the most exciting young poets writing in Persian today – was born in Kandahar in 1979. His three collections of poetry have gained him many awards, such as from the Afghan Ministry of Culture in 2004 and prizes for being Iran’s best young poet in 1996 and 1997.

Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Admission Free – All Welcome