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Afghanistan in Ink

Green, Nile [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Afghanistan in Ink : Literature Between Diaspora and Nation / ed. by Nile Green and Nushin Arbabzadah. - New York : Columbia University Press, 2013. - XVIII, 303 S.
ISBN 978-0-231-70342-0
US$ 35,00
Europäische Ausg.: Idem. - London : Hurst, 2013. - ISBN 978-1-84904-204-8. - £ 24,99
DDC: 891.59309; 891.5609
-- Die britische Ausg. ist Februar 2013 erschienen, die US-Ausgabe ist angekündigt für März 2013 (Columbia Univ. Press) --

Afghanistan in Ink uses a vast and largely unknown corpus of twentieth-century Afghan Dari and Pashto literature to show how Afghans have conceived of their modern history and how writers’ patronage or exile has dominated the contours of that history. Drawing on an abundance of Afghan-language sources, chapters by international experts reveal a disruptive twentieth-century dynamic, in which literary globalization has caused the destabilization of the state by importing multiple, conflicting ideologies.
   Afghanistan in Ink situates the twentieth century’s itinerant and exiled Afghan writers within their transnational contexts and maps Afghan artistic and ideological interactions with Muslim and Western nations. The volume emphasizes the social and political dimensions of this literature and, through its extensive introduction, provides both specialists and nonspecialists with unique, “inside” perspectives on the religious, political, and cultural debates shaping modern Afghan society. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Illustrations. ix
Note on the Authors. xi
Preface and Acknowledgements. xv
1. Nile Green:
Introduction: Afghan Literature between Diaspora and Nation. 1
2. Nushin Arbabzadah:
Modernizing, Nationalizing, Internationalizing: how Mahmud Tarzi's Hybrid Identity transformed Afghan Literature. 31
3. Nile Green:
The Afghan Afterlife of Phileas Fogg: Space and Time in the Literature of Afghan Travel. 67
4. Thomas Wide:
Demarcating Pashto: Cross-border Pashto Literature and the Afghan State, 1880-1930. 91
5. James Caron:
Ambiguities of Orality and Literacy, Territory and Border Crossings: Public Activism and Pashto Literature in Afghanistan 1930-2010. 113
6. Chaled Malekyar:
The Poetry and Prose of Pazhwak: a Critical Look at Traditional Afghanistan. 141
7. Wali Ahmadi:
Mastering the Ego Monster: Azhdaha-Ye Khodi as an Allegory of History. 163
8. Zuzanna Olszewska:
Lyric Realism: Poetic Reflections of Refugee Life in Iran. 185
9. Shafiq Shamel:
Afghanistan and the Persian Epic Shahnama: Historical Agency and the Epic Imagination in Afghan and Afghan-American Literature. 209
10. Margaret A. Mills:
Gnomics: Proverbs, Aphorisms, Metaphors, Key Words and Epithets in Afghan Discourses of War and Instability. 229
Notes. 253
Index. 289


Nile Green is professor of South Asian and Islamic history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and chair of the university’s Program on Central Asia. Profile page.

Nushin Arbabzadah is a research scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women. She regularly writes for The Guardian online on contemporary Afghanistan. Profile page (UCLA). Profile page (The Guardian).

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