Ode to the unwavering people of Afghanistan

Soundings - ISSN 1362-6620
Volume 2019 Number 72

Ode to the unwavering people of Afghanistan
Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn, pages -
DOI: 10.3898/SOUN.72.11.2019

Abstract

Imagine being in the midst of a political mass rally, the first in many years, right in the centre of your home country’s capital. Imagine people from all walks of life with their banners, slogans and demands, asking for a little bit more life and dignity not only for themselves but for the whole of society. Imagine people expressing, or rather embodying, a whole ecology of deep affects (rage, pain, love, solidarity), cross-fertilising each other and producing an atmosphere never tasted before, never even deemed possible before, a taste that is beyond words, but palpable with the soul: a taste of poetry.

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Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn (2019) Ode to the unwavering people of Afghanistan, Soundings, 2019(72), -

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