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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Poetry across Rooftops : Contemporary Writings by Afghan Women
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This anthology contains, along with the forward, introduction, and a history of Dobaiti poetry, ten collaboratively composed pieces that combine Dobaiti poetry and prose. The contributors to these communally produced texts are Aqila Reza , Nooria Razban , Nasima Rafat , Zahera Noor, Nabila Mushrif , Samila Hatami, Aqila Hassani, Toorpikai Hashemi, Nadera Hakimi, Hadisa Aymaq, Sediqa Anwari, Latifa Ahmadzai, Habiba Shafaq, and Lailuma Reza.

Exhibitions

7957905

Notes

  • From the back cover: 'The bilingual writings ... were developed by Afghan Australian women through a community cultural development project. This collection of essays, prose, and Dobaiti poetry cover a broad range of themes including migration, spirituality, culture, war, loss and displacement. This original creative work is an important record for the Afghan Australian archive and a valuable resource for the community.'
  • From the Introduction: 'The writings in this book were developed through a CCD [community cultural development] framework. That is, the participants were empowered to speak in their own voices about issues and themes that they identified as important. The women were provided with the support to develop their ideas and the skills to embark on the creative process of making poetry. This book is testimony to the knowledge, wisdom and creativity of the women.'
  • Most of the texts within this anthology are communally authored by the participating women. In most texts, poetry is incorporated within prose. Recipes are also included.
  • Contents indexed selectively. Indexing of Afghan language texts pending.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Bankstown, Bankstown area, Sydney Southwest, Sydney, New South Wales,:Bankstown Area Multicultural Network , 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Foreword, Wendy Brady , 2006 single work criticism
Wendy Brady writes of the resonances she experiences as she reads Poetry Across Rooftops. She compares the Afghan women's and Aboriginal people's use of poetry 'as a means of conveying the lived experience of being an invaded and colonised community' (6).
(p. 6-7)
Introduction, Rukhshana Sarwar , Paula Abood , 2006 single work criticism (p. 9)
History of Dobaiti, Rukhshana Sarwar , 2006 single work criticism poetry
Rukhshana Sarwar explains the dobaiti form of poetry from Afghanistan, setting it in its cultural and historical contexts. The essay includes many examples of dobaiti poetry. It concludes with a statement regarding the intentions and the outcomes of the writing project, of which the essay is a part: 'Creating Dobaiti through a process of sharing experiences of sadness and awakenings has been a means of healing for Afghan women in Sydney to overcome their isolation and dislocation' (18).
(p. 16-18)
The Tenth Day of Celebration of Qurban's Mother's Grandson, 2006 single work short story (p. 22-23)
If There Were No Women, Who Then Would Raise the Great Men of the World?, 2006 single work prose poetry (p. 29-31)
There Is No One Who Knows Even a Small Part..., Aqila Hassani , 2006 single work prose poetry (p. 43-44)
Mahjerat and War, 2006 single work prose poetry (p. 49-50)
A Story in Versei"My land is ever so", 2006 single work poetry (p. 51-55)
My Beautiful Atabak, 2006 single work short story (p. 60-62)
Nowroz, 2006 single work prose poetry (p. 69-70)
The Return, 2006 single work prose poetry (p. 74-75)
Transitions, 2006 single work prose poetry (p. 80)
If There Was No Death in the World, Man Would Eat Other Men, 2006 single work prose (p. 84-85)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English , Afghan

Works about this Work

Introduction Rukhshana Sarwar , Paula Abood , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Poetry across Rooftops : Contemporary Writings by Afghan Women 2006; (p. 9)
Foreword Wendy Brady , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Poetry across Rooftops : Contemporary Writings by Afghan Women 2006; (p. 6-7)
Wendy Brady writes of the resonances she experiences as she reads Poetry Across Rooftops. She compares the Afghan women's and Aboriginal people's use of poetry 'as a means of conveying the lived experience of being an invaded and colonised community' (6).
Foreword Wendy Brady , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Poetry across Rooftops : Contemporary Writings by Afghan Women 2006; (p. 6-7)
Wendy Brady writes of the resonances she experiences as she reads Poetry Across Rooftops. She compares the Afghan women's and Aboriginal people's use of poetry 'as a means of conveying the lived experience of being an invaded and colonised community' (6).
Introduction Rukhshana Sarwar , Paula Abood , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Poetry across Rooftops : Contemporary Writings by Afghan Women 2006; (p. 9)
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