Creative Writing

The Gifts of the State, edited by Adam Klein

by Adam Klein

Graduate - MFA Creative Writing at The New School

Dzanc Books, 2013

The Gifts of the State and Other Stories: New Writing from Afghanistan radically reshapes our idea of Afghanistan as a place of unquestioning religiosity, brutal sexism, and anti-American and Russian resistance. Rather, employing stark naturalism and surrealistic and genre elements, these writers bravely depict Western-styled women in former Russian apartments and men obsessed with fantasies based on Mickey Spillane novels.

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