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Ancient Afghan Poetry Form Adapts to Portray Modern Life

Clip: Season 2013 | 6m 30s

For centuries, Pashtun women have traded stories, feelings and life wisdom in the form of two-line oral poems called landays. Eliza Griswold, a journalist and poet herself, traveled to Afghanistan to learn more about daily life there through the modern exchange of poetry. Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at Griswold's project.

Aired: 06/18/13

Rating: NR

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