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My World, My Writing
By Binayak Banerjee (India)

Poetry, to me, is a continuous struggle to bridge the sense of materialistic cosmopolitan presence with the realm of emotional privacy. Now, this privacy...

Contributor: Binayak Banerjee
City: Kolkata
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Breaking In, Breaking out
By Myay Hmone Lwin (Myanmar)

Publishing my first book was like turning the first page of my life. Prior to that point, the pages of my life had been filled with nothing but...

Contributor: Myay Hmone Lwin
City: Yangon
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Writing in eternal battlefields

Afghanistan is country of wars. It has been the center of great empires under the Kushans, Ghaznavids, Ghorids, Timurids, Durrani dynasties and so on… in fact, the Silk Road...

Contributor: Mujib Mehrdad
City: Kabul
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Sa’adat Hasan Manto, widely considered to be the greatest short story writer from the Indian subcontinent, has a story called The Dog of Tetwal. Set against the backdrop of the Partition of India, it tells...

Contributor: Bilal Tanweer
City: Karachi
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Can literature accept social responsibility?

Some say that the arts should be purely arts--nothing else, that writers should only serve the gods of beauty and joy. In some cases, this makes sense, particularly...

Contributor: Mohibullah Zegham
City: Kabul
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Because we fly with a single wing, my country has isolated itself from the rest of civilization. Afghanistan, as a culture, is male-centered--women are worth nothing. We believe all women are mentally...

Contributor: Mohibullah Zegham
City: Kabul
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Literature is directly linked to culture, and in Iraq, women are just coming to the field. There are reasons for this, especially how men think about writing and how they think about women as human beings....

Contributor: Gulala Nouri
City: Baghdad
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You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink.
(English Proverb)

- Do you respect my rights?
- I do. The article was devoted to your rights...
- No--do you respect my...

Contributor: Alina Dadaeva
City: Tashkent
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Female Bat

In this story a murder is committed. Not that you think it is an account of a murder. No, right in this story, between these very lines which are to come, a murder is committed.
Be prepared...

Contributor: Mahsa Mohebali
City: Tehran
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A short note by a female Muslim writer

As a teenager I didn’t know I could be a writer, even though my older sister, who had published her writing in various magazines, encouraged me to write. So, I wrote a...

Contributor: Asma Nadia
City: Jakarta
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Facts in Fictions

Hello, my name is Nada Faris. I’m a Kuwaiti writer who publishes articles, poems and fiction in English, and I’m very interested in this topic, to base fiction on real life, because my motto...

Contributor: Nada Faris
City: Sabah al-Salim
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Politics in Pakistan is different from politics in most other places. We don’t just talk about politics, we experience it in real time. In light speed. In shock waves. It happens in bedrooms, it happens in...

Contributor: Shandana Minhas
City: Karachi
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