Through an examination of the respective treatment of women in the war in the works by two female Afghan writers, Spozhmai Zaryab and Maryam Mahboob, the author shows that they differently contribute towards the development of Afghan literary fiction. At the same time, F. Bezhan underlines that, whence Zaryab’s women have generally lost their male relatives and are struggling with this loss, Mahboob’s heroines are the direct victims of the war, as war booty for commanders and religious leaders, which not only disrupts their everyday lives but also worsens their status.

The Redaction
CER: II-5.2.B-438