WCS 2013 Presents: I AM THE BEGGAR OF THE WORLD: Folk Poems by the Pashtun Women of Afghanistan

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WCS 2013 Presents: I AM THE BEGGAR OF THE WORLD: Folk Poems by the Pashtun Women of Afghanistan

Time: July 30, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Culture Project
Street: 45 Bleecker St.
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://wcs.cultureproject.org
Phone: (212)-925-1806
Event Type: theater
Organized By: Culture Project
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2013

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A Women Center Stage 2013 Festival Event:

Folk poems from mostly illiterate Pashtun women who sing and speak about drones, war, sex, rage, and love in this ancient form with very modern content, read by Afghan women living in the tri-state area and collected by award-winning American journalist and poet Eliza Griswold. Featured readers will include internationally recognized, award-winning Afghan poet Alaha Ahrar.  Followed by a screening of the short film Snake by Irish filmmaker/photographer Seamus Murphy. 

Presented in partnership with Poetry Magazine, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

Tuesday July 30th, 7PM

More info: wcs.cultureproject.org

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