Promoting writing in translation from Assamese in Assam
The translation ecosystem in India suffers from a lack of training opportunities. At the same time, aspiring fiction writers are often marginalised due to circumstance, language, and lack of opportunities to develop their work. This project carves out a space for consistent, quality translations emerging from Assam to generate new fiction for international audiences.
Working with women creative writers in Afghanistan
For our project Write Afghanistan, our team of international editors and translators work with local women writers to develop their creative writing, connect them to one another, share their stories with readers in their own languages, and reach new global audiences in translation.
One output from Write Afghanistan is My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird: New Fiction by Afghan Women, the first collection of its kind, published by MacLehose Press in February 2022.
New fiction by Afghan women
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.