Iran lifts nearly a decade-long censorship on Kurdish novel


ERBIL, Kurdistan Area – Iranian authorities have granted a license to publish a Kurdish novel that focuses on the position of the daddy determine in patriarchal society after it was partially censored for years.


The Fence and the Canines of My Father by famend Kurdish creator Sherzad Hassan was revealed in Kurdish within the early 1990s. 

It was then translated into Farsi.

“I translated the novel into Farsi in 1998. However the Iranian censorship physique censored greater than 15 pages after which gave permission for the novel to be printed. I didn’t settle for this choice.” Mariwan Halabjatyi, who is predicated within the capital Tehran, instructed Rudaw.


“I’m nonetheless blissful now that the novel has been licensed to be printed with out censorship. It will likely be reprinted,” he added.

The novel facilities on the daddy determine in a patriarchal society. A person married to a number of ladies controls each side of his little children lives. It begins with the eldest son speaking about how he murdered his father, believing that after his loss of life every part might be alright. 

“Sherzad Hassan is without doubt one of the uncommon Kurdish novelists. He’s a type of writers who saved Kurdish literature from repetition and similarity. He’s a author who reinvigorated the Kurdish story,” Halabjayi stated of the Kurdish creator whose novel had has been revealed with partial censorship. 

Sherzad Hassan was born in 1952 in Erbil. He accomplished English language and literature in 1975 at Baghdad College. He has authored 10 books.