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Afghanistan as a Cultural Crossroads: Lessons from the Writings of Ella Maillart, Annemarie Schwarzenbach and Nancy Hatch Dupree

Maley, William


Much has been written about Afghanistan, a complex cultural space that different people see in different ways. But not all of their views are of equal value. Stereotypes do no-one any favours. Ella Maillart and Annemarie Schwatzenbach were two Swiss women writers who set off for Afghanistan in June 1939. Ella was a traveller who wrote, Annemarie a writer who travelled, but their books give a sense of the realities of Afghanistan, Nancy Dupree first visited more than twenty years later than the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/03068374.2013.790609#.VNl1FOaUfzh


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