Harmonizing Multiple Identities in Afghan English Literature


  • N. R. Gopal Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, India


Multiple identities, Afghan literature, Afghan diaspora, Intercultural dialogue, Humanizing narratives, Identity formation.


English. Itexamines the emergence of this literary genre, its global recognition, and its profound influence on the
literary landscape. The article strongly emphasizes the intricate nature of identity formation while shedding
light on the cultural richness embedded in Afghan literature, particularly in works written in Dari and Pashto.
Significant attention is given to the surge of Afghan literature in English, primarily fueled by the dynamic
Afghan diaspora, international literary festivals, and the burgeoning growth of Afghan publishing companies.
The article underscores the crucial role of delving into multiple identities within the literature as a means to
foster empathy and deepen readers' understanding. Moreover, it highlights the sense of empowerment
experienced by the Afghan diaspora through the acknowledgment and celebration of their diverse identities
within the literary realm. There is exploration into how literature originating from Afghanistan challenges and
counters the preconceived notions held by Western societies. It achieves this feat through the introduction of
various perspectives that unveil the complexities inherent in Afghan life and culture.Consequently, it advocates
for appreciating diverse cultures and actively encourages empathy by exploring multiple identities within the
literature. Ultimately, it invites readers to actively engage with the transformative power of storytelling, aiming
to cultivate understanding and forge connections in an ever more interconnected world.


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How to Cite

N. R. Gopal. (2023). Harmonizing Multiple Identities in Afghan English Literature. Eduzone: International Peer Reviewed/Refereed Multidisciplinary Journal, 12(2), 193–198. Retrieved from https://eduzonejournal.com/index.php/eiprmj/article/view/449