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Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan

Contributors: Farkhonda Rajabe
Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan

« Traditionally the northern region of Afghanistan always pioneered in the cultural fields. Even during the 1990s there were some women in the North who wrote fiction. »  —Farkhonda Rajabe, Literary Arts in Afghanistan

I am a girl from a country in the heart of Asia. My family named me Farkhonda, which means beatific and auspicious. I am the oldest child; 12 years ago I was sent to school to learn to read and write. I read books...

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Responding to the invitation of this program’s organizers, I will first focus on the story, or fiction, in Persian language, then talk about women’s situation with regard to fiction in Afghanistan.

The term ‘...

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I am a girl from a country in the heart of Asia. My family named me Farkhonda, which means beatific and auspicious. I am the oldest child; 12 years ago I was sent to school to learn to read and write. I read books...

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Despite a creative writing culture within Afghani universities, many young writers remain silenced—either lacking access to publishing opportunities or fearful to share their ideas. The purpose of this project is to...

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