6 article(s) translated from Kurdish

The Beginnings of Ja’far-i-Magholi and Hasan Tofan

I, Hasan Tofan, along with Ja'far-i Magholi grew up in the Party's network. The day Mamosta Shawboyan called us and told us the good news that we had both been assigned to a clandestine cell involved…...

Union

I don’t know how to become one with you. If you’re heaven, then tell me. I will kneel to every god. If you’re hell, then tell me. I will fill the earth with sin. I don’t know how…...

The Poetry of Truth: An Interview with Abdulla Pashew

Ziad Rashad:  If you could begin the interview, what question would you ask yourself? Abdulla Pashew: In my poem “Kazewaya,” I say, “I have passed many questions, yet / Many are…...

Separation from Earth

When I exploded Like the horizon, my hair Became a belt around the Earth’s waist. For the frozen poles of the south, I turned myself into a pair of socks, For the chills in the North, from threads…...

Sudden Sorrow

Oh, how tired, how exhausted I am from the day’s sorrows I am so weary of my body with the sudden sorrows of the night There is not a night I don’t dream of punishments and executions There…...

If You See Fatima

Translators’ note: Maria was the name of a girl murdered in an honor killing in Sweden; Fatima Shahindal was killed for the same reason a few years before Maria. Maria, If you see Fatima, tell her…...