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Farzana Marie

Farzana Marie

About Farzana Marie

Farzana Marie lives in Tucson, Arizona, and has lived in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Chile and California. She served on active duty in the US Air Force for over six years, including two consecutive years deployed in Afghanistan, where she also served as a civilian volunteer at a Kabul orphanage. She is the author a book of Persian Dari poetry in translation, Load Poems Like Guns: Women's Poetry from Herat, Afghanistan (Holy Cow! Press 2015), a poetry chapbook, Letters to War and Lethe (Finishing Line Press 2014) and the nonfiction book Hearts for Sale! A Buyer's Guide to Winning in Afghanistan (Worldwide Writing 2013). In 2015 she suffered a stroke in Kabul, Afghanistan, and is gradually rebuilding her use of words.

Two Translated Nadia Anjuman Poems

Afghani poet Nadia Anjuman (1980—2005) grew up among a small literary community that encouraged her writing even during Taliban times. She was one of the first women to enrol in Herat University after the fall of the Taliban, but her pursuit of a literature degree was cut short when she was killed in an incident of domestic violence on 4 November, 2005, just short of her twenty-fifth birthday.

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