An online issue of fiction and poetry from contemporary Afghan writers translated into English.
Words without Borders, a 501(c)3 dedicated to the translation, publication, and promotion of literature in translation, would like to publish an issue of contemporary writing from Afghanistan in May 2011. This will be our first issue dedicated to Afghanistan, and we believe it issue will shed crucial light on the peoples and culture of Afghanistan.
Words without Borders will be commissioning translations from both the Pashto and Dari.
Currently we've secured commitments from two top Dari writers of the twenty-first century: Mohammad Hosain Mohammadi's "Dasht-i Laili," from the short-story collection Anjirha-ye Sorkh-e Mazar which was awarded the prestigious Golshiri prize for best short-story collection in 2004-5, as well as a story by Mohammad Asif Soltanzadah. We've also secured Pashto writer Sher Zaman Taizi's "PaTay."
Others under consideration:
Contemporary Pashto prose: Mohammad Zarin Anzor, Pir Mohammad Karwan, Safia Haleem, Sa'duddin Shpoon, Emal Pasarlay, Abdul Wakil Sulamal Shinwari, Akbar Bari. Contemporary Dari prose: Mohammad Azam Rahnaward Zaryab, Spozhmai Zaryab, Khaled Nawisa, Zalmay Babakohi, Hossein Fakhri.
Money from Kickstarter will be used to underwrite the production costs of the issue, including editor payments.
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