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Title: Kurdish Prose (1945-1961)
Author(s): KHAZNADAR, Marouf
Journal: Journal of Kurdish Studies
Volume: 2 Date: 1996-1997
Kurdish literature, like that of any other Middle Eastern people, began with poetry, and poetry has always been more developed and more familiar than prose. Even as late as the last quarter of the nineteenth century prose did not have an important place in Kurdish literature. But a cultural renaissance, which coincided with the spread of nationalist ideas, led to the appearance of Kurdish press (a Kurdish newspaper was founded in Cairo in 1898) and gave impetus to the use of prose generally.