Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Songs of Love and War: Afghan Women's Poetry” as Want to Read:
Songs of Love and War: Afghan Women's Poetry
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Songs of Love and War: Afghan Women's Poetry

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The authors of oral literature in the Pashtun language create their work at a far remove from any books. Generally deprived of the support of schools and universities, their compositions are inseparable from song. Their poetry is never declaimed; rather, their rhyme and rhythm have melodic value.

These popular improvisations do not exalt mystic love. In them there is no asp
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by Other Press (first published 1994)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Songs of Love and War, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Songs of Love and War

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 78)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Já não me lembro onde comprei ou porque comprei este livro, mas ainda bem que o comprei.

Sayd Bahodine Majrouh, intelectual e poeta afegão, reúne neste pequeno livro um conjunto de landays ou cantos de natureza oral da autoria de mulheres pashtun, um grupo étnico afegão. Majrouh percorre, primeiro na companhia da irmã, aldeias pashtun onde esta poesia de transgressão lhe é finalmente revelada e por ele coligida; mais tarde, vagueia em campos de refugiados no Paquistão, dando continuidade ao traba
I enjoyed this book very much as an alternative collection of voices emerging from Afghanistan. Although there are a few criticism I would venture to articulate in more detail somewhere else, these are overshadowed by the simple fact that these poems are made accessible to me and many others who are interested in an alternative narrative to popular conceptions of Afghanistan as a weak and victimized populace, as in Khaled Hosseini's, The Kite Runner (2003) or Greg Mortenson's, Three Cups of Tea: ...more
What a wonderful powerful collection and story of how it came to arrive in our hands. I’m very glad I read it. This is primarily a collection of landays (two line poems) by Afghan women. These powerful poems reveal a world of what life is really like in that fractured and beautiful land. The last quarter of the book is a beautiful story of the editor and his life and work which was cut short by a murderer back in February of 1988. But his work had been delivered and was published - to the great ...more
Clarence Bucaro
wow......intense and moving and sad!
Ev marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2015
Ev marked it as to-read
Aug 26, 2015
May marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2015
Natasha Kaufman
Natasha Kaufman marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2015
Simone Cunha
Simone Cunha marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2015
Luís Blue Yorkie
Luís Blue Yorkie marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2015
Megan Coetzee
Megan Coetzee marked it as to-read
May 23, 2015
Dora Šustić
Dora Šustić marked it as to-read
May 15, 2015
Patricia marked it as to-read
May 09, 2015
Amanda J
Amanda J marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2015
Christina Voskou
Christina Voskou marked it as to-read
Mar 29, 2015
Sigri marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2014
Ann Schwader
Ann Schwader marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2014
Tshering marked it as to-read
Oct 12, 2014
Leigh J.
Leigh J. marked it as to-read
Sep 30, 2014
Robert Jansen
Robert Jansen marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book