Support Write Afghanistan
“Untold allows me to experience being a true writer. In the worst days of my country's history, it gave me hope and the spirit to write. No matter where I reach in my writing career, I will be thankful for Untold.”
- Zainab Akhlaqi, Writer from Write Afghanistan
For all women in Afghanistan, the future is uncertain and frightening.
For women writers – their gender, their voice, their talent – is under threat.
Untold is a development programme for writers who are marginalised in society by community or conflict. For three years it has worked with women creative writers on its Write Afghanistan project to develop, translate and share their fiction writing with global audiences, in translation. It also connects these writers to each other and the wider world.
Some of the original Write Afghanistan writers have chosen to flee their country. Others have remained. Untold continues to work with these writers. Their safety is paramount, which is why their visibility online is limited, but keeping in touch with each other through what may lie ahead will provide support, encouragement, and an outlet for creativity, and, of course, trauma.
“We all came together under Untold. For me, this had a profound meaning. We are from one country but from different ethnic groups, and we learn from each other, which gives us confidence.”
- Batool Haidari, Writer from Write Afghanistan
Support these women to keep writing and stay connected to each other.
All donations help – however small – and can contribute to supporting the activities below:
“I wish for this support to Afghan writers to continue. The situation for Afghan female writers is uncertain, but Untold gives me the inspiration to keep writing and connects me to the rest of the world.”
- Rana Zurmaty, Writer from Write Afghanistan
Untold is a Community Interest Company (company number 12654173). Prospero World (UK registered charity number 1163952) receives charitable donations in support of our work through its fiscal sponsorship programme, and receives tax efficient donations from UK donors on our behalf.