Posted on August 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan.
But it's not intentional that one anthology featuring the voices of Afghan women just hit shelves.
We Are Still Here: Afghan Women on Courage, Freedom, and the Fight to Be Heard, an essay collection that came out August 16, was begun before Kabul fell; it features the firsthand accounts of thirteen Afghan women who were empowered — and empowered other women — while the Taliban was out of power.
NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reviews We Are Still Here and previews another upcoming work: My Pen is the Wing of a Bird, a collection of Afghan women's fiction begun in 2019, released in the UK earlier this year, and set for release in the US in October.
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