This paper explores notions of war’s ‘others’ through critical analysis of poetry.
"War, like poems spoken by Pashtun women in Afghanistan, can tell our emotions things we did not know about war. For some time, this piece was titled 'The other side of Western war.' I'd wanted to express an attempt to move beyond soldier-centric understandings of the recent war in Afghanistan, to imagine how it might be lived by Afghans. Eventually, I changed the title, unsatisfied with my designation of the war as 'Western' and thus belonging to 'us'."
Caddick, N., 2019. Poetic encounters with war’s ‘others’. Critical Military Studies. doi: 10.1080/23337486.2020.1716560.