Afsana Begum started writing rather late in her life. Her first book was a volume of translation of Nadine Gordimer’s stories, which was published in 2013. In 2014, she was awarded the Gemcon Young Literature Award for the manuscript of a story collection called Doshti Protibimber Pashe.
Afsana writes novels, short stories, science fiction and young adult fiction. Her prose is well-thought-out, well-organized and sometimes has an unaffected tone. Not only does she write in diverse genres of fiction, but her writing touches on diverse themes as well. She is a socially-conscious writer; she deals with many contemporary issues and crises in her fiction.