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By: Kamal Mirawdeli

Kurdish Odyssey

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This is the first collection of the work of poet and writer Kamal Mirawdeli. It represents a powerful example of Kurdish poetry, which remains unfairly under-represented in world literature.
This is poignant, engaging and illuminating poetry. Each poem is unique and well-structured, with an astonishing variety of thought-provoking themes, ideas and styles.
“Here we have a bright cord of flame that illuminates the history, hopes, suffering and defiance of a nation which may be in chains but will not be defeated. Here, time and time again, we have an apt, vivid, and inventive language which draws us into the surprise of the poem. [Kamal Mirawdeli] belongs not just in the land and language which gave him birth and identity but in every living being and inanimate object that populates the world of his poetry.’’

From the Introduction by Aonghas Macneacail

Kamal Mirawdeli is an accomplished British Kurdish poet and prominent writer living in London. His father was a nationalist poet and mayor of the town Marga where Kamal was born in 1951. He completed his secondary education in the regional town of Qaladiza and his graduate education as teacher of English at the University of Baghdad. He left Iraq in 1981 and studied literature (MA and PhD) at Essex University. He has published four collections of poetry in Kurdish and various books on philosophy, history, literature and politics in Kurdish and English.

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