The tragedy of the cranes
Hossein Fakhri, born in 1949, has been writing stories since his adolescence and his works have been published since 1978 and he is considered as one of the most prolific writers in Afghanistan. Collection of stories of meeting in Ahoo well (1985), Kulthum’s tears(1987), Wolves and the village (1989), The tragedy of cranes and the novel: quest (1988), all in Kabul and the collection Waiting for Ababil (1995), The novel: hemlock in red rummer (1999) and people of negligence(2002) and his collection of critiques on contemporary Afghan stories, stories and views (1994) were first published in Peshawar and then in Kabul. In 2016 the collection The roosters of Baber Garden(Kabul-2009) was introduced as the winner of the Jalal Award in the Afghanistan literature section.
Part of the book:
The crane went a few steps back and forth. It was staring at the cranes. But it was afraid to approach and it was cautious. Long black legs gray, black beak, red circles around the eyes, long neck, sound and all the things it was proud of them. All were them same. It was not separated and alone. It looks around. Suddenly it found a string on the cranes’ legs. It was a long, strong string that it did not know where it stretches. It thinks with itself for a little while. But it gets to nowhere. It strolls slowly around with pride, picking fresh grass leaves and clear, tiny pebbles with its beak and stood next to the flock.