Vezire Nadr

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Vezire Nadr


(full name, Vezir’ Dzhabbarovich Nadirov). Born 1911 in the village of Kurdomar, Armenia; died October 1946. Soviet Kurdish writer.

Vezire Nadr was born into a shepherd’s family. In the play Abduction of a Woman (1935), he advocated the emancipation of the Kurdish woman. That same year a collection of his poetry and short stories, Nubar, was published in Yerevan. A participant in the Great Patriotic War, Vezire Nadr depicted the courage and fortitude of Soviet soldiers in the narrative poem Nado and G iulizar. He also taught in the department of Eastern studies at the University of Yerevan.


Nvisark’are körmanja sovetie. Yerevan, 1954.
Nvisark’are kördayä sovetie. Yerevan, 1957.
In Russian translation:
Sovetskie kurdskie poety. Yerevan, 1956.
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