Saturday, March 27, 2010

Simin Behbahani

Stop Throwing My Country To the Wind translated by TobinJohnston

Known as the "lioness of Iran," Simin Behbahani, Iran national poet was detained last month as she prepared to fly to Paris for a reading.

This is a vocal translation of her poem
Stop Throwing My Country to the Wind. I have taken her words and re-imagined them. The audio contains sound clips from protest videos posted at GreenUnity4Iran on Youtube.

Here is the Link-

Here is a link to the NPR article-

I have included her original poem in the post below.

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