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Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: Afghanistan
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Women's fiction in Afghanistan has varied with the situation of women in that country, but all of it has one thing in common: the depiction of the harsh lives of women and the need for change. Women writers have focused on portraying women's lives in Afghanistan as they lived and experienced it.

The early stage

Maga Raḥmānī (b. 1924) was the first woman fiction writer to write about the miserable situation of women in a traditional society and their unfair treatm…

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Bezhan, Faridullah, “Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0289a>
First published online: 2009

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