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Where the Sun Goes Home: Poetry from Rojava

January 2020

This month we present three poets from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES), commonly known internationally by its Kurdish name, Rojava. Cihan Hesen, Ciwan Nebî, and Ciwan Qado offer a humanizing glimpse into a region so quickly reduced in public forums to political analysis and partisan assertions. It is our hope that these translations showcase the vibrant literary culture that doesn’t reach Western headlines. 

A red sunset seen through the windows of a dark room
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