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A Flame in the Ashes

An Essay on the Tenth Century Persian Poetess, Rabia Balkhi
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Rabia Balkhi was a tenth century Persian language poetess and a contemporary of Rudaki. She is known through the works of other writers, most notably Attar. In love with an outsider, she was murdered by her brothers to preserve the family s honor. This essay examines her work, life and love.
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