Friday, November 18, 2005

Death of a Poet

Nadia Anjuman wrote poetry in secret when she lived under the Taliban.

Recently, her first book of poetry Gule Dudi- or Dark Flower- was published to wide success in literary circles.

And so, her husband beat her to death.

According to the Times:

"Friends say her family was furious, believing that the publication of poetry by a woman about love and beauty had brought shame on it."

And so, love and beauty are shameful in the eyes of totalitarians.

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