by Lyse Doucet
A woman's fortitude saves her village from disaster. A teenager explores their identity in a moment of quiet. A petition writer reflects on his life, as a dog lies nursing her puppies. A tormented girl tries to find love through a horrific act. A headmaster makes his way to work, treading the fine line between life and death.
My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird is a landmark collection: the first anthology of short fiction by Afghan women. Eighteen writers tell stories that are both unique and universal - stories of family, work, childhood, friendship, war, gender identity and cultural traditions.
The result of more than two years' collaboration between writers, translators and editors, this collection introduces extraordinary writers with original, vital and unexpected stories to tell. My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird comes to a pivotal moment in Afghanistan's history, when these voices must be heard.
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Date of Publication: 15/02/2022