Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 5 Page 7

Westerners continued to conflict with the real issues at hand. Sadat states the importance of the need for more Afghanastani writers:

Their literary works express the consciousness and ordeals of Afghan writers and the Afghan experience in general by providing valuable and otherwise unavailable insights. The writers also represent a unique reaction to and exploration of the tumultuous time that has moulded them. As cultural proxies of the Afghan experience, Afghan writers address societal realities and human conditions common to most Afghans, as the writers themselves sometimes become characters in the stories they retell or conjure up. Through their literary contributions, Afghan writers symbolically serve as the eyes, ears, tongue, and conscience of the societal realities and conditions of the entire Afghan experience. (Sadat, 2009, p.219)