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Ancient Afghan Poetry Form Adapts to Portray Modern Life

  • Aired: 06/18/2013
  • 06:30
  • Rating: NR
For centuries, Pashtun women have traded stories, feelings and life wisdom in the form of two-line oral poems called landays. Eliza Griswold, a journalist and poet herself, traveled to Afghanistan to learn more about daily life there through the modern exchange of poetry. Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at Griswold's project.
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