My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird: New Fiction by Afghan Women


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Grand Central Publishing
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5.29 X 7.24 X 0.95 inches | 0.62 pounds

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About the Author

The authors are Maryam Mahjoba, Freshta Ghani, Masouma Kawsari, Fatema Haidari, Sharifa Pasun, Elahe Hosseini, Batool Haidari, Atifa Mozaffari, Anahita Gharib Nawaz, Parand, Marie Bamyani, Maliha Naji, Fatima Saadat, Farangis Elyassi, Fatema Khavari, Naeema Ghani, Zainab Aklhaqi, and Rana Zurmaty.


"Powerful, profound and deeply moving, new fiction by Afghan women writers will expand your mind and elevate your heart."--ELIF SHAFAK, author of The Island of Missing Trees, a 2021 Reese's Book Club Pick
"Sometimes, life is having beautiful dreams in a nightmare. The authors of this book express their longing to escape a nightmare and build a liveable world. A liveable world for everyone, but especially for women at a time when their body and soul are being destroyed."--BURHAN SÖNMEZ, President of International PEN
"Revelatory... a remarkable portrait of lives largely invisible to readers outside Afghanistan. This brims with humanity."--Publishers Weekly--Publishers Weekly
"Gut-wrenching... This intense collection does inspire hope."--NPR--NPR
"Heartbreaking and heartfelt....The sacrifices people make for one another and the unbreakable attachment people have to home, no matter what hell that home may host, are repeated notes that echo in the heart."--Kirkus Reviews
"The stories are reflective, surprising and candid, as the authors grapple with gender, tradition, relationships, violence, work and more."--Ms. Magazine
"Offers vivid snapshots of a country beset by war and violence, where misogyny is rife but women continue to dream of a better future."--Financial Times (UK)
"Moving, profound, and memorable short stories written by Afghan women inspired by their lives and explores topics of friendship, political policies, family, culture, and more."--Buzzfeed
"A rare window... 18 courageous writers... break the silence."--People