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Winners of Balkh Book Awards announced
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TEHRAN – The winners of the first edition of the Balkh Book Awards were announced during a ceremony at Tehran’s Research Center for Art, Culture and Architecture, the organizers announced on Monday.
The awards were established by Iran’s Alhoda International Publications to honor books on history, culture, society and politics in Afghanistan. The institute aims to boost cultural relations between Iran and Afghanistan by organizing the event.
Several figures active in the field of the culture of Afghanistan were honored during the ceremony including writers and researchers Mohammad Vaezi, Hassan Anusheh, Mohammad-Hossein Jafarian, and Iran’s Cultural Attache in Afghanistan Naser Jahanshahi.
The awards were given to the winners in the two categories of literature and politics.
“This Persian Sugar” by Mashhad-based Afghan poet Mohammad-Kazem Kazemi, “Red Rose of a Troubled-Heart” by Mohammad-Javad Khavari and “Resistance Poetry of Afghanistan” by Abutaleb Mozaffari and Nader Ahmadi received the awards in the literature category.
The winners of the political category included “The Beginning of an End” by Abdolqader Asi, “Personal Feelings of Afghanistan’s Shia” by Abdollah Shafaei, and “Afghanistan in the Recent Five Centuries” by Mir-Mohammad Sediq Farhang.

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