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One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature

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Since 9/11 there has been a cultural and political blossoming among those of the Afghan diaspora, especially in the United States, revealing a vibrant, active, and intellectual Afghan American community. And the success of Khaled Hosseni's The Kite Runner, the first work of fiction written by an Afghan American to become a bestseller, has created interest in the works of other Afghan American writers. One Story, Thirty Stories (or "Afsanah, Seesaneh," the Afghan equivalent of "once upon a time") collects poetry, fiction, essays, and selections from two blogs from thirty-three men and women—poets, fiction writers, journalists, filmmakers and video artists, photographers, community leaders and organizers, and diplomats. Some are veteran writers, such as Tamim Ansary and Donia Gobar, but others are novices and still learning how to craft their own "story," their unique Afghan American voice. The fifty pieces in this rich anthology reveal journeys in a new land and culture. They show people trying to come to grips with a life in exile, or they trace the migration maps of parents. They navigate the jagged landscape of the Soviet invasion, the civil war of the 1990s and the rise of the Taliban, and the ongoing American occupation.

Synopsis:

"An admirable achievement. . . . This is a literature haunted by catastrophe. . . . [These] writers . . . are taking that crucial first step toward absorbing the unique experience of Afghan Americans into the universal themes that inform human experience as a whole."

-From the Foreword by Tamim Ansary, author of West of Kabul, East of New York and The Widow's Husband

About the Author

Zohra Saed is a doctoral candidate in English literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Born in Jalalabad, she immigrated with her family to Brooklyn at the age of five. Her poetry and essays have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Shattering the Stereotypes, Voices of Resistance, and Cheers to Muses.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557289452
Author:
Saed, Zohra
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Editor:
Muradi, Sahar
Author:
Muradi, Sahar
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
Afghan American
Subject:
Afghanistan
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
290
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Asian Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » International
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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"Synopsis" by , "An admirable achievement. . . . This is a literature haunted by catastrophe. . . . [These] writers . . . are taking that crucial first step toward absorbing the unique experience of Afghan Americans into the universal themes that inform human experience as a whole."

-From the Foreword by Tamim Ansary, author of West of Kabul, East of New York and The Widow's Husband

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