Review: The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi

In Book Review by Gwendolyn Dawson

The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi (translated by Polly McLean) Reviewed by Gwendolyn Dawson In this slim novel, an unnamed woman ministers to her comatose husband in a small back room of their house in war-torn Afghanistan. The man, wounded by a bullet in his neck, lies inert on a dirty mattress, indifferent to the action unfolding around him, from gunshots …

Bonus Material: Essays from the Afghan Women’s Writing Project

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka The Afghan Women’s Writing Project offers young writers the opportunity to express themselves in a form that was forbidden under the Taliban. The situation for these writers remains precarious, yet they persist in pursuing their craft and having their stories told. Afghan Women’s Writing Project founder Masha Hamilton has offered these samples of the work of some …