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Anders Widmark

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Anders Widmark

Anders Widmark (1973 - ) lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a PhD candidate at Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology. Besides teaching Persian and translating Persian/Dari/Pashto literature, he is working on a thesis with the working title Voices at the Borders, Prose on the Margins: Exploring the Contemporary Pashto Short Story in a Context of War and Crisis.

Articles by Anders Widmark

The Idol’s Dust
By Zalmay Babakohi
The great Buddha had broken to pieces and disintegrated into millions of smaller Buddhas.
Translated from Dari by Anders Widmark
Multilingual
To Arrive
By Asef Soltanzadeh
Where did you board the wrong airplane? Tehran? Istanbul? Frankfurt?
Translated from Dari by Anders Widmark
Dasht-e Leili
By Mohammad Hussain Mohammadi
The man next to me is licking the sweat on my arm.
Translated from Dari by Anders Widmark
Hate
By Parvin Faiz Zadah Malal
I have told you several times to throw that to the dogs, not to give it to the Kabulis.
Translated from Pashto by Anders Widmark
The Spectacle
By Khan Mohammad Sind
Sarwar was shot through the air like a glittering bird.
Translated from Pashto by Anders Widmark
The Man Who Went into the Hills
By Pir Mohammad Karwan
I will destroy my television and smash my radio as well.
Translated from Pashto by Anders Widmark
Multilingual
Embraced by the Grave
By Mahmud Marhun
You have never been a mujahid.
Translated from Pashto by Anders Widmark