Kishwar Naheed (1940- , Pakistan)

Kishwar Naheed (1940– , Pakistan)

Kishwar Naheed (1940– , Pakistan) is a Pakistani poet writing in Urdu who is known for her pioneering feminism. Under the authoritarian military leader Zia ul-Haq, a movement toward greater Islamization increased restrictions on women. Naheed fired back against repression with outspoken poems.