Syrian Poet and Activist, Mohja Kahf, Heaves Poems
Comparative literature professor Mohja Kahf is a poet and Syrian activist. In her recent poem, "The Heave into Freedom," she writes, “This is our time to be free.... This is the task before us.” There’s a link to her reading of the poem on the Facebook page for University of Arkansas Research.
Another poem was aired recently on the BBC news show, The World Today. Kahf’s reading begins 41 minutes into The Word Today program. She addresses the victims of torture in Syria, promising them that they are heard and telling them “Do not think you are not powerful.”
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