Featured Stories & Poems

Peace Shouts

I know war, I see it every day
I see it in daylight and even in dreams
it’s a red color, it’s so cheap

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Forgiveness: A Prose Poem

They talked and talked and sold me.

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A World of Luck

I would have the world of luck
in my foolish pockets.

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Latest Stories & Essays

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Feeling Better after Diplomatic Visit

Imagining a divided Afghanistan was a nightmare.

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More Parliamentary Greed

I remembered the barefoot children in the street, the girls and women who beg from morning to night, and the poor men carrying loads on their backs so they can bring home a loaf of bread to their children.

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Three Women in Kabul

Neither the government nor private sector is helping. They make everything more expensive during Ramadan. They don’t think about poor people.

Latest Poems

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Laughter to My Lips

With you, my depressed heart becomes a garden,
the poet becomes a sparrow

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Real Love

With his ideas and poems
He rode with me on angel wings,
And placed a crown on my head,
like the queens of the seven countries

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Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan, month of light
Ramadan, month of patience
Ramadan, month of testing

Latest AWWP News

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Oral Stories Project 6: Ramadan (July 2014)

In this sixth feature in our Oral Stories series, AWWP writers went into the streets of Afghanistan’s major cities to gather the stories of poor and illiterate Afghan women during this holy month of Ramadan, which began on June 27th.

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Oral Stories Project 5: Maternity and Childbirth in Afghanistan (July 2014)

Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world, according to the World Health Organization, whose statistics show one in eleven Afghan women die from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Who is to blame?

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Afghan Runoff Election

Voters in Afghanistan return to the polls on Saturday, June 14, 2014 to cast ballots in the runoff election between two men who seek to become president for the next five years.

The Afghan Women’s Writing Project has been recognized by The Women’s National Book Association and the New York State Division of Human Rights.