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My Pen is the Wing of a Bird

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Published:17 Feb 2022

“Powerful, profound and deeply moving, new fiction by Afghan women writers will expand your mind and elevate your heart” ELIF SHAFAK”[An] arresting collection . . .

Written in simple, direct prose and offers vivid snapshots of a country beset by war and violence . . .

It seems more important than ever to read the work of these courageous writers” Financial Times”My pen is the wing of a bird; it will tell you those thoughts we are not allowed to think, those dreams we are not allowed to dream”A woman’s fortitude saves her village from disaster. A teenager explores their identity in a moment of quiet. A petition writer reflects on his life as a dog lies nursing her puppies.

A tormented girl tries to find love through a horrific act. A headmaster makes his way to work, treading the fine line between life and death. “A precious collection of work, the first and maybe the last of its kind.

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