Review

Review: My Pen is the Wing of a Bird is a fascinating overview of life in Afghanistan

By Lucy Neave
May 6 2022 - 2:00pm
The voices of Afghan women are not heard enough. Picture: Getty Images

Before the utter horror of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there was Afghanistan. The US military left the country on August 30, 2021. After nearly 20 years of US occupation, the Taliban took control. In the months and years leading up to the US departure, whatever the failings of the occupation, it was hard to overlook reports of Afghan women's anxiety about a future under the Taliban.

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