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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 The Pencil
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'A frightening story of life for women in Afghanistan under the rule of the "Beards", the Taliban, told from the perspective of a young girl. Caught with a stub of carpenter's pencil and threatened by an old man with execution, she nevertheless continues going to a secret school for girls' (Source: The Source).

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it is set in Afghanistan.

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    y separately published work icon A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 Z1192060 2005 selected work short story 'Here is a journey that begins with a shuddering disaster in the Himalayas, and ends with an ill-starred romance on Mars. In between are adventures down the rivers of Cambodia and Laos, battles with bulls in Australian country towns, encounters with French agents, freelance photography assignments, handbag-snatchers in Naples, thong-flingers in Rangoon, bread queues in Afghanistan, and more' (Source: back cover blurb). Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 pg. 151-164
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