A. S. GERASIMOVA
Candidate of Philological Sciences
Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: fiction of Afghanistan, Afghan women prose writers, translated literature, languages of Afghanistan
There are almost no women novelists in Afghan literature. You can name two or three names, for example, Kubra Mazhari (b. 1951), Parvin Faiz-zada Malal (b. 1957) (Pashto)* and Spozhmai Zaryab (Rauf) (b. 1949) (dari). Recently, my attention was drawn to a collection of short stories by various authors in Pashto, " On the side of the Road "("De Sarak per Gara"), published in 2007 in Kabul by the publishing house"Afganfarkhang Yun". Collected and translated them into Pashto by a young Afghan novelist Rana And.
The not-so-voluminous book contains six short stories by Eastern and Western authors, as well as one of Rana Andes ' own works, which gave the entire collection its name. We celebrate the appearance of a new female name in the literary arena of Afghanistan with the publication of the story "On the Side of the Road".
Rana And was born in 1985 in Kabul, the daughter of a high-ranking military officer. She received her primary education in Kabul and her secondary education in Peshawar. She entered the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the Kabul Pedagogical Institute, but before graduating, she joined the BBC Radio station in Kabul. She runs the program "Women and the Modern World" there and hopes to continue her studies at a selected faculty.
R. And did not ignore the Russian literature, including in the collection his translation of the short story "The Death of an official" by A. P. Chekhov, although it was previously translated in Afghanistan several times. I must say that she did a good job with Chekhov's text:-
* The official languages of Afghanistan since 2004 are: Dari (Farsi-Kabuli, one of the Indo-European languages of the Iranian group); Pashto (one of the Eastern Iranian or Pamir languages); and Uzbek (a language of the ... Читать далее