Kur­dish Au­thor Awarded the Salute to Ex­cel­lence Prize in Lit­er­a­ture

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Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Coun­cil of Ed­mon­ton in Canada awarded the Kur­dish au­thor and poet Jalal Barznijy the Salute to Ex­cel­lence Prize in Lit­er­a­ture of 2014.

Jalal Barznijy, the fa­mous Kur­dish poet, said the prize has been given since 1951 to the in­no­va­tive peo­ple in the fields of lit­er­a­ture, art, so­ci­ol­ogy and cul­ture. Re­gard­ing the sig­nif­i­cance of the prize, Barznijy said that the im­por­tance of get­ting such a prize is not hav­ing your name in­scribed on a piece of gold or bronze be­fore tak­ing it home and putting it on a ta­ble, or to get an amount of money and spend it, but the prize it­self is im­por­tant, be­cause it’s an ap­pre­ci­a­tion and ac­knowl­edge­ment of what’ve been achieved. He re­marked that in all his sem­i­nars, mem­o­ries and writ­ings, he’s never for­got­ten the Kurds.

Jalal Barznijy has been liv­ing in Canada for 15 years. He’s been awarded many times and his work has been hon­ored. In 2012, in a project called "A year for study­ing the world through books" he was awarded "Wild" prize by the jour­nal­ist Anna Mor­gan. The same year in the US, he was given "Form Word" prize for his book "Au­to­bi­og­ra­phy."

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