December 19 Brooklyn Book Launch @ Zora Space

Time to hit Brooklyn with a strong dose of Afghan American literature!

Please join:

Jessamyn Ansary
Naheed Elyasi
Mariam Ghani
Donia Gobar
Khalida Sethi
Sahar Muradi
Zohra Saed

Book Launch at Zora Space
5:30-7pm

Sunday Dec. 19th

315 4th Avenue
NY 11215

(718) 832-4870

One Story, Thirty Stories:

An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature

Edited by Zohra Saed and Sahar Muradi

The most comprehensive collection available of Afghan American writers

One Story, Thirty Stories is exquisite documentary, a kaleidoscope of fragmented lives, losses, and attempts at re-making. The editors have assembled a collection that manages to be both literature and history, both heartbreaking and hopeful, both educational and lyrical. From the daughter of a cab driver to the daughter of an imam, from a crack dealer to a standup comic to an ambassador, the writers in this book offer not only poignant testimony but also form a who’s who of Afghans in the United States. An invaluable, accessible resource for anyone who cares about what America is doing in, and to, Afghanistan.”
—Minal Hajratwala, author of Leaving India: My Family’s Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents

“From a society shredded by violence and a generation caught between Afghanistan and America, Saed and Muradi have sewn together a vibrant patchwork of memory and imagination. At turns raw and affecting, One Story, Thirty Stories is a chronicle of loss and reunion, offering a firsthand look at how communities are fractured and remade, with all the frustration and tenderness that exile evokes.”
—Tara Bahrampour, author of To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America

“An admirable achievement. . . . This is a literature haunted by catastrophe. . . . [These] writers . . . are taking that crucial first step toward absorbing the unique experience of Afghan Americans into the universal themes that inform human experience as a whole.”
—From the Foreword by Tamim Ansary, author of West of Kabul, East of New York and The Widow’s Husband


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