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Nazand Begikhani wins the 2012 French Feminine Simone Landry Award

10 March 2012

Kurdish poet and School for Social Policy academic Dr Nazand Begikhani has been selected from among 42 poets in France to win the French Feminine Simone Landry Prize of 2012. This is an annual prize given to a renowned poet in France honouring the quality of her work as well as her 'courage in embracing life and facing its challenges'. She was selected unanimously by the jury members.

Kurdish poet and School for Social Policy academic Dr Nazand Begikhani has been selected from among 42 poets in France to win the French Feminine Simone Landry Prize of 2012. This is an annual prize given to a renowned poet in France honouring the quality of her work as well as her 'courage in embracing life and facing its challenges'. She was selected unanimously by the jury members.

The prize was presented to her on March 8 at a ceremony at the Rossini Theatre, Paris.

The Simone Landry Prize is given to the best women poets in France every March. The award comes with a certificate of recognition and a sum of money.

“The money has no importance to me,” Begikhani said. “The honour and appreciation of my work is the greatest capital for me.”

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