Occupied Kashmir: Poetry and Disappearance

10.09.2019 - By AAWW Radio: New Asian American Writers & Literature

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How do you simultaneously disappear a people and their hope? Can you keep that hope alive through writing?

On this episode of AAWW Radio, we dive into the current blackout of Indian-occupied Kashmir, the history of enforced disappearances that haunts Kashmiris, and how political writing and poetry, like the work of Agha Shahid Ali, connects Kashmiri diaspora to their home.

Featuring Professors Ather Zia, Hafsa Kanjwal, Sameetah Agha, and journalist Syma Mohammed.

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