Book Giveaway! Poetry of the Taliban

Poetry of the TalibanOur featured book this week is the much-discussed and debated new poetry collection Poetry of the Taliban, Edited by Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn; Preface by Faisal Devji.

Throughout the week we will highlight aspects of the book and its coverage. We are also offering a FREE copy of Poetry of the Taliban to one winner.

To enter our book giveaway, simply e-mail pl2164@columbia.edu with your name and address (U.S. and Canadian mailing addresses only, unfortunately). We will randomly select one winner on Friday at 1:00 pm. Good luck and spread the word!

For more on the book, you can browse Poetry of the Taliban in Google Preview or check out interviews with the editors, reviews and more on the book.

Here’s what Jon Lee Anderson, author of The Lion’s Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan, wrote about Poetry of the Taliban:

A remarkable and important work. In Poetry of the Taliban, we see that within the movement there are warriors with wounded hearts, lyrical souls, and a passionate love for language and ideas.

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