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BOOKS: "One Story, Thirty Stories," a definitive anthology of Afghan-American Writing

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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association presents a conversation with editors and writers of "One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature." 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, Seesanah,” 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. SPEAKERS: Zohra Saed, Sahar Muradi, Sedika Mojadidi, Ariana Delawari. Questions to saja@columbia.edu

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