Thursday, April 1, 2010

Arab Woman Poet Rises High in Competition

I just love some of the stories NPR does that add depth and clarity to the world.  In this story, they tell the story of Hissa Hilal, a woman poet who is currently ranked fifth in an Arabic TV show that is to poetry what American Idol is for singing.  She dresses traditionally, as she wants her words to speak to traditionalists who might not listen to her otherwise, and her words are harsh about violence and clerics who support it.



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