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"Afghanistan Story Writing Encyclopedia" to be reviewed in Tehran

Tehran, July 29, 2007 (MNA): Mohammad-Hossein Mohammadi's "Afghanistan Story Writing Encyclopedia" will be reviewed at the offices of the Mehr News Agency (MNA) by critics Ali Dehbashi, Hassan Anusheh, Mohammad-Ebrahim Shariati, and Homeira Qaderi.

Mohammadi wrote in the book's prologue that no effort has ever been made to comprehensively catalogue the literary and artistic works of Afghanistan.

He added that he has listed all the Afghan writers who have written over ten short stories or a novel, but without detailing the writers' backgrounds or the significance of the works.

The Afghan Story Writer's Dictionary, Description of the Novel and Novella in Afghanistan, Bibliography of Afghanistan's Short Stories, and Calendar of Afghanistan's Fiction are the four sections of the book.

Born in 1976 in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, Mohammadi has been in Iran since 1982. He has won many Iranian literary awards for his stories and is now the editor in chief of the monthly "Taravat," which is a periodical for Afghan children and young adults published in Tehran.