Xoşman Qado

Xoşman Qado was born in Amuda, Rojava, and earned a degree in Philosophy. He writes in both Kurmanji and Arabic, and works as both a translator and journalist. He is the Kurmanji-language editor of the publications Şar and Rê Cultural Magazine. His Arabic-language collection Look at Her, How Exhausted You Are won the Prose Poem Forum Prize in Cairo in 2010. He’s also written a collection of short stories and translated a number of poets from Arabic into Kurmanji.


The Bullet: A Poem from Rojava

The same bullet that they use to kill us, they make into a necklace and sell at the market. The bullet is not blind; the wind makes it blind. Only meat makes the bullet feel warm....

The Bullet: A Poem from Rojava
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