Kurdina yakgirn ta diliy koy nakrduynatawa
Azad (leader of PASOK)
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RIP Sherko Bekas، we are sadden!
Sherko Bekas (Şêrko Bêkes in Kurdish), (1940-2013)
Sherko Bekas, the son of the great Kurdish poet Fayak Bekas, was bom in Sulaimanya in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan on May 2, 1940. He suffered political persecution, was banned to the Iraqi desert for three years following the publication of his poems. Uncensored by the “thought police” of the regime they were perceived as very threatening. He left his country in 1986.
Since 1987 when he found his home in Sweden he has made himself known throughout Europe. In Sweden Sherko Bekas’ poetry has been published in the Kurdish original under the title “Sherko Bekas’ Diwan”. These two 1000-page volumes contain his poetic works in their entirety, formerly published in smaller, separate editions.
He has held numerous readings of his poems in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the United kingdom, Russia, Italy-where he was named honorary citizen of Milan-, and in 1990 in the United States.
Sherko Bekas is a pioneer in modern Kurdish poetry. In 1970 he introduced a new poetic style, called “ruwanga” (vision).
This week was so tough, first Felekeddin Kakeyi, and then Sherko Bekes.
Kurdistan lost two of greatest Kurds who served the phrase of Kurdness.
Dinmane Aiynman, her Kurdistan !