Parwana Fayyaz Afghan

Afghan Women Writers | My Pen is the Wing of a Bird

Recorded: Sun 24 Apr 2022

Duration: 1 hour

Afghan Women Writers | My Pen is the Wing of a Bird

Spring Festival 2022

A woman’s fortitude saves her village from disaster. A teenager explores their identity in a moment of quiet. 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. Eighteen Afghan women – some of whom fear Taliban reprisals – defy extremists by speaking for themselves in this landmark collection of short stories. Hear one of the translators of this vital collection, Parwana Fayyaz, who will be joined by Will Forrester, Translation and International Manager, and author, feminist academic and activist, Kübra Gümüşay.

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