A poetry book by Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad
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BBC 100 Women: Poetry of Forough Farrokhzad

Forough Farrokhzad's poetry was bold, honest and open.

She married Parviz Shapour, a famous satirist, at the age of 16. They had a son but their marriage ended after only two years.

In the conservative, religious society of Iran, Forough was a controversial character; a divorcee writing poetry, voicing her rage at the limitations on women.

She called for liberation and freedom, giving the women or Iran a glimpse into a world in which they could have both. Tragically, Farrokhzad died in a car crash at the age of 32.

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  • 27 Nov 2015
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