New fiction by Afghan women
Coming 17 February 2022
Stories by 18 writers from the Write Afghanistan project will be published in the UK on 17 February 2022 in My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird: New Fiction by Afghan Women (MacLehose Press).
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.
With an Introduction by Lyse Doucet and an Afterword by Lucy Hannah.
What we do
“We don’t have the chance to share ideas about our stories. There are so many wonderful themes that have yet to be shared with the world from women here.” – Writer from Write Afghanistan.