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Inoyat Hojieva
عنایت حاجی‌یو
Born November 3, 1964
Khujand, Tajikistan
Nationality Tajik
Occupation Poet

Inoyat Hojieva (Tajik: Иноят Ҳоҷиева, Persian: عنایت حاجی‌یوا‎‎), mostly known as Farzona (Tajik: Фарзона, Persian: فرزانه‎‎) is a Persian poet[1] and writer.

Farzona was born on November 3, 1960, in Khujand, Tajikistan. She was influenced by Forough Farrokhzad and other Persian poets, such as Firdowsi and Rumi.

Farzona's works are well known throughout Persian-speaking countries. She is known as Forough of Tajikistan. Her frequently playful and witty poetry draws on rich traditions of Persian literature in a rather humorous way. In late 1980, she wrote a very touching poem : "To the Nation that Gave Birth toAhmad Zohir" - which was much appreciated and admired.


  • Farzaneh Khojandi poems, Enitharmon Press and the Poetry Translation Centre, (Sept 2008), translators: Jo Shapcott, Narguess Farzad, ISBN 978-1-904634-74-4

See also


  1. Oklahoma, University of (1996). World literature today. University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 578–. Retrieved 24 August 2011. C1 control character in |pages= at position 5 (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

2. R M Chopra, "Eminent Poetesses of Persian" , Iran Society, Kolkata, 2010