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In the Dur Baba District in the Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan, there is a huge bazaar where people buy and sell their young girls and women as brides.
Every boom reminded me how I spent my entire beautiful childhood in a war, how we hid under the basement stairs, crying and in hopeless fear of the Taliban.
To buy his family’s safety, your father spends every Afghani
he has saved for the last 30 years. Your mother sells
Me and my loneliness. An empty world.
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