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Bashir Sakhawarz Print E-mail

Bashir Sakhawarz is an award-winning poet, a novel and short story writer. He has lived in Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America and has worked for a number of international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the Asian Development Bank, The International Red Cross and NGOS.

His poetry collections include ‘The night Stories’, winner of the first prize from the Afghan Writer’s Association for poetry in 1978. His other poetry books in Persian ‘in loneliness cocoon’ and ‘Eastern Chlorophyll’ have been translated into many languages.

He is an established writer and poet from Afghanistan and has published 7 books. His works have appeared in:

In English:

1.    Proceeding of the Ninth Conference of the European Society for Central Asia, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Nove 2010
2.    Images of Afghanistan, Oxford University Press, 2010
3.    Language for a New Century, Edited Ravi Shankar, Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal, W.W.Norton & Company; 1st edition (April 17, 2008)

In Persian

4.    Two volumes of poems in Persian
5.    Five research books on history, literature and culture of India and Afghanistan
6.    A novel in Persian.


Bashir Sakhawarz’s works have been translated into Polish, Italian, Swedish, Japanese and Arabic and he has read his works in many countries such as the USA, England, Sweden, Poland, India and Afghanistan.

He has promoted international literature through the translation of ‘The Poetry and Short Stories of Afghan Writers’.

Bashir Sakhawarz currently lives with his family in Geneva Switzerland.