The Mulberry Tree

The Mulberry Tree

When I was about five years old, my grandmother had a big mulberry tree in her yard. She would sweep the mulberries that already covered the yard in the early mornings.

Kabul’s First Snow of 2012

Kabul’s First Snow of 2012

He smiled and then I said, “Snow is very cold.” I wanted him to go back to bed but he wanted to stay and watch the snow. He cried and wanted me to hug him and stay and watch the snow.

Jan. 20, 2012 — Capital New York story on AWWP

Jan. 20, 2012 — Capital New York story on AWWP

On a recent Monday evening, eight female comedians gathered on the fourth floor of a warehouse on an industrial stretch of Sunset Park, east of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. They sat in a circle, on threadbare rolling chairs, and one stepped into the center.

The Marriage Castle of Hopes

The Marriage Castle of Hopes

I was an innocent lover. I loved his voice, and his voice gave me power. I was afraid that this kind of love could become madness. I thought if he doesn’t marry me, I could not live.”

Comedians of New York Rehearsal

Comedians of New York Rehearsal

The Comedians of New York for Afghan Women Writers rehearsed last night at Magic Futurebox for the two performances this weekend. Tickets are still available for both events: The Prose event: Saturday, January 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets ($35):...
The Satisfaction of Studying

The Satisfaction of Studying

Studying is the main duty of a student. Students can study alone or with someone. Both have their advantages.  In class, our teachers never put us down for asking questions. We are all girls; there are no boys in our class. When a student studies alone outside of...