Kamand Kojouri

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Kamand Kojouri was born in Tehran, raised in Dubai and Toronto, and resides in Wales. She currently teaches creative writing seminars as a doctoral candidate at Swansea University. The historical novel she wrote for her master's programme at City, University of London was shortlisted for a Peters Fraser and Dunlop literary agents' award. As the International Student Ambassador of The Women Graduates Swansea University Society, she also promotes and encourages women's academic research.

Kamand has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4, BBC Persian Television, BBC Radio Devon, and BBC Radio Cornwall. Her work has been featured on Irish Tatler, Yorkshire Times, The Irish Times, BBC Radio 2, and numerous blogs, magazines, and books. Zachary J. Moore
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A holiday novella sounds wonderful! Yes, of course. I'd be delighted!
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Hi Jen.
A holiday novella sounds wonderful! Yes, of course. I'd be delighted!
Thank you so much for messaging me. Hope it all goes well.
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Kamand Kojouri Hi Lynn,

I apologise for my tardy reply. I'm only seeing this now.
No, this is not from a novel. I'm currently redrafting, Ada, my first novel.
This sho…more
Hi Lynn,

I apologise for my tardy reply. I'm only seeing this now.
No, this is not from a novel. I'm currently redrafting, Ada, my first novel.
This short poem will be included in a collection of poems that I hope to publish in the future.

Warm regards,

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BBC Radio 4 - Sunday Interview 24 May 2020

I had such a lovely time chatting with the brilliant, Emily Buchanan, about my new poetry book, God, Does Humanity Exist?

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“Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally.”
Kamand Kojouri

“They want us to be afraid.
They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes.
They want us to barricade our doors
and hide our children.
Their aim is to make us fear life itself!
They want us to hate.
They want us to hate 'the other'.
They want us to practice aggression
and perfect antagonism.
Their aim is to divide us all!
They want us to be inhuman.
They want us to throw out our kindness.
They want us to bury our love
and burn our hope.
Their aim is to take all our light!
They think their bricked walls
will separate us.
They think their damned bombs
will defeat us.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that my soul and your soul are old friends.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that when they cut you I bleed.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that we will never be afraid,
we will never hate
and we will never be silent
for life is ours!”
Kamand Kojouri

“Come, friends.
Come with your grief.
Come with your loss.
Carry all the pieces of your heart
and come sit with us.
Bring your disappointments
and your failures.
Bring your betrayals
and your masks.
We welcome you no matter
where you come from
and what you bring.
Come and join us
at the intersection of
acceptance and forgiveness
where you will find our
house of love.
Bring your empty cups
and we will have a feast.”
Kamand Kojouri

“The reason as to why we are attracted to our opposites is because they are our salvation from the burden of being ourselves.”
Kamand Kojouri

“You have no choice. You must leave your ego on the doorstep before you enter love.”
Kamand Kojouri

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