My Dear Kabul: Twenty-one Afghan women, twelve months, one group chat
Coronet has acquired My Dear Kabul: Twenty-one Afghan women, twelve months, one group chat, a collaboration between 21 Afghan women writers.
The book is a shared record of the year following the Taliban retaking Afghanistan, by the same authors of the acclaimed short story collection, My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird, New Fiction by Afghan Women (MacLehose Press). It is a testament to the collective spirit of women living under terror and a vital record of lives under brutality.
My Dear Kabul will be published in hardback, e-book and audiobook in August 2024.
Rising After the Fall: Afghan Women Share Their Stories
In October 2023, Scholastic published a collection of diary excerpts written by Paranda network writers between August 2021 and August 2022.
Using extracts from a collective diary recorded during the fall of Kabul and its immediate aftermath, this book gives children a compelling snapshot of events from a woman’s perspective. Each chapter provides children with a better understanding of life in Afghanistan as Kabul was retaken by the Taliban. The book is fully illustrated in colour by Afghan artist Sara Rahmani.
A Fistful of Moonlight: New Fiction from Assam
An anthology of contemporary short stories translated into English, edited by Mitra Phukan, Arunava Sinha and Lucy Hannah. Available in India (BEE Books, January 2023) and in the UK (MacLehose Press, November 2023). A local Assamese edition will be published soon.
My Pen is the Wing of a Bird: New fiction by Afghan Women
Stories by 18 writers from the Write Afghanistan project were 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, with an introduction by Lyse Doucet and an afterword by Lucy Hannah.
My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird has been published in the USA, Japan and Korea. Individual stories have been published online in many literary journals around the world.
“Powerful, profound and deeply moving, these stories will expand your mind and elevate your heart” Elif Shafak
“This book is a precious collection of work, the first and maybe last of its kind. My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird is a huge accomplishment”
Monique Roffey, author of The Mermaid of Black Conch
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