Write Afghanistan

2020-2022

Project description

For the project Write Afghanistan, Untold’s 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.

Write Afghanistan focusses on local, and particularly women’s perspectives  to understand the region’s upheaval.

selection of the writings have been published in My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird: New Fiction by Afghan Women that is the first collection of its kind, published by MacLehose on 17 February 2022.

About Untold 

Untold Narratives works together with writers marginalised by community or conflict, to develop and amplify their work. In many parts of the world, local writers (fiction and non-fiction), don’t have access to the cultural infrastructures necessary to develop their writing and to find new platforms.

Untold supports these writers to develop their writing; share their stories with wider communities in their own languages and reach new global audiences in translation.