An evening mushaira with music and poetry reading, celebrating the poetic genre landey and its role in Afghanistan and in Norwegian-Afghan relations.
- This event is organized in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Philology.
One of the most famous figures in landey poetry is the female rebel Malalai, who led Pashtun soldiers against the British in the Battle of Maiwand in 1880. She sang:
I’ll make a tattoo from my lover’s bloodand shame every rose in the green garden
Landey poems address everyday life as well as geopolitics, and have long been one of the few arenas where Afghan women express their feelings and thoughts relatively freely.
This event is part of the Afghanistan Week 2018, a series of events related to Afghanistan, which is a collaboration between the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC), the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).