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Afghanistan

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
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
Poetry

Poem by Hoda Khamosh

Hoda Khamosh is poet, media activist, and women’s rights activist from Afghanistan. She attended the Merci Poetry Festival in Gotenburg the 4 th of September through a recorded video. She read this...

Poem: Hoda Khamosh September 24 2021
Editorial

Who is Dancing in the Shadow of Corona?

Who is Dancing in the Shadow of Corona? Perhaps I have never been so thoroughly reminded of my privileges as I have been...

Text: Casia Bromberg June 10 2020
Fiction

The princess and the slave—how love kills in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, where four-fifths of the population is illiterate, poetry has always had a strong position—especially among women. The Afghan writer and journalist Nushin Arbabzadah writes here a...

Text: Nushin Arbabzadah July 02 2012

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