Solidarity without borders: The poetic tributes to Paul Robeson of Goran and Cegerxwîn

  title={Solidarity without borders: The poetic tributes to Paul Robeson of Goran and Cegerxw{\^i}n},
  author={Metin Y{\"u}ksel},
  journal={Journal of Postcolonial Writing},
  pages={556 - 573}
  • Metin Yüksel
  • Published 11 August 2015
  • Art
  • Journal of Postcolonial Writing
This article examines the tributes to Paul Robeson made by the two most prominent 20th-century Kurdish poets, Abdulla Goran and Cegerxwîn, who wrote in the two main dialects of the Kurdish language: Sorani and Kurmanji. It highlights the humanist, anti-racist and anti-colonial social and political engagement of Goran and Cegerxwîn as reflected in their poetry, and suggests how this can be read in the context of postcolonial writing and theory. It also aims to contribute more generally to the… 
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