Mem û Zîn Analytical Study*: IV – Analytical reading of Mem û Zîn as a Tragedy

Analytical Study of Mem û Zîn

By Dr Kamal Mirawdeli:

‘Love and Existence: Analytical Study of Ahmadi Khani’s Tragedy of Mem û Zîn’

PART IV: Introduction

As already mentioned, the drama of Mem û Zîn starts with a prologue in which Khani critically depicts his consciously-constructed literary-national-philosophical enterprise. He is aware of his project, asserts its innovative character, being first a text written in Kurdish with Kurdish material, content and style not borrowed from any foreign source, and second it is an original legitimate child of his own subjective will and intellectual ability.

He wants to make Mem a pretext to achieve his nationalist and philosophical aims. He pleads with his compatriots to understand him and appreciate his achievement, reading it with sympathetic critical attention and supportive te’essub. In this next part I will conduct a textual analysis of Khani’s poetic text with the aim of unravelling its dramatic background, context and structure as well as various discourses that are embedded in the text.

* ‘Love and Existence: Analytical Study of Ahmadi Khani’s Tragedy of Mem û Zîn’ by Dr Kamal Mirawdeli is published by the Khani Academy in association with authorhouse, uk. The hard cover, soft cover, or the electronic edition of the book can be ordered from:

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