At country-wide cultural festival, young Afghans promote peace and poetry in Herat – Reliefweb

HERAT – Ahead of International Youth Day, the UN and partners organized an Afghanistan-wide poetry competition, drawing hundreds of writers and poetry aficionados from across the country to the western province of Herat for a celebration of Afghan literature.

The event, which took place in the Herat Citadel and was set up to help young people from across the country apply their talents to the tradition of Afghan poetry, drew an audience of several hundred literature enthusiasts and featured poetry recitals and musical performances.

Submission of literary works into the competition started last year, with the final awards festival promoted through television and radio campaigns, where young poets were encouraged …. Read More on Reliefweb