Forty Names

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A New Statesman Book of the Year 2021 In this remarkable first collection, Parwana Fayyaz evokes events in the lives of Afghan women, past and present - their endurance and achievements, told from their points of view. John McAuliffe writes of the 'remarkable litanies, which haunt her poems' occasions' and the title poem, with which she won the 2019 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, is such a litany, conjuring and commemorating.

Author: Parwana Fayyaz
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Published: 09/30/2021
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.28lbs
Size: 8.57h x 5.46w x 0.30d
ISBN13: 9781800171077
ISBN10: 1800171072
BISAC Categories:
- Poetry | Middle Eastern
- Poetry | Women Authors
- Art | Individual Artists | General

About the Author
Parwana Fayyaz was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1990. From the age of seven to sixteen, she was raised in Quetta, Pakistan. Once her family was able to return to Kabul, she finished high school and enrolled in her first English program in Chittagong, Bangladesh, where she also began her undergraduate studies. In 2012, she transferred to Stanford, where she earned a BA, with a major in Comparative Literature and a minor in Creative Writing, and an MA in Religious Studies. In 2016, she moved to Trinity College, Cambridge, to pursue a PhD in Persian Studies.