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Inoyat Hojieva
عنایت حاجی‌یو
Inoyat Hojieva (Farzona)
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 Tajik 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.


  • 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

  • Farzaneh Khojandi, a brief biography from the Poetry Translation Centre site (in English)
  • Farzaneh Khojandi's Flute Player (in English)
  • Persian literature
  • Modern Tajik literature
  • Farzaneh Khojandi
  • Flute_Player Farzaneh Khojandi


  1. ^ Oklahoma, University of (1996). World literature today. University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 578–. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 

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