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Theme: Afghanistan

Editorial

It began with a call for help.

In the beginning of August 2021, when the Taliban still had not consolidated complete control over the country, Swedish...

Leader: Elisabeth Löfgren, Chair, Writers in Prison Committee, Swedish PEN March 04 2022
Article

A Thematic Study of Contemporary Poetry in Afghanistan

Sayed Abutaleb Mozaffari has taken an interest in the impact of political events on contemporary Afghan literature. In this article he deals with the relationship between poetry and politics...

By: Sayed Abutaleb Mozaffari October 16 2022
Article

The State of Freedom of Speech and Media in the Past Year

Elyas Nawandish is an Afghan journalist and editor at the popular digital magazine Etilaat Roz. As a journalist, he worked in the past half a decade to promote freedom of expression, propagate...

By: Elyas Nawandish October 09 2022
Fiction

'Dogs Are Not to Blame.'

In modern Afghanistan years of instability and internal displacement have created a challenging environment for writers of all kinds. The majority of Afghanistan’s writers that have been given...

Author: Masouma Kawsari  May 05 2022
Article

Let’s Not Forget Educating Our Children

Aziz Royesh, renowned teacher in Afghanistan, born in 1969 in Kabul. He founded the Marifat School in Kabul. In 2015, he was one of ten nominees for the International "Teacher of the Year Award" by...

Text: Aziz Royesh April 08 2022
Poetry

Taking my root off

Mother has a beautiful girl The sky my colourful shawl The mirror with all its glittering owes me a mouthful of smile *...

A poem by: Mahtab Sahel March 04 2022

Theme: Myanmar

Editorial

The Myitkyina Library

The conflict in Myanmar concerns a struggle between democracy and dictatorship. After a decade characterized by a slow...

Editorial: Jesper Bengtsson October 01 2021
Poetry

A Poem by Ma Thida

Ma Thida is a Burmese human rights activist, surgeon, writer, and former prisoner of conscience. In October 1994, she was arrested and sentenced to 20 years in Insein Prison on the charges of...

Poem: Ma Thida November 05 2021
Fiction

Extract from the novel "In the shadow of the monk"

The author Helena Thorfinn's latest novel "In the shadow of the monk" takes place in Myanmar during the short time that the country opened up to the outside world. In this short extract, we are in...

Text: Helena Thorfinn October 22 2021
Poetry

About the skulls - a poem by K Zar Win

The poet K Zar Win, whose poems have appeared in Myanmar magazines since 2004, was killed in a protest in Monywa March 3 2021. K Zar Win was born to a peasant family in Latpadaung near Monywa in 1982...

Poem: K Zar Win October 01 2021
Poetry

Flower Revolution

Khet Mar (born 1969) is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist. As a twenty-two-year-old university student, she was arrested for her political activism, tortured, and sentenced to ten...

Text: Khet Mar October 01 2021

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