In Part 4 of the 2013 AWWP Oral Stories Project series we offer stories from five Afghan women who were never given the opportunity to be educated, as they discuss their ideas about love and friendship, compassion and forgiveness.
The stories from Bahara, Delaram, Manijha, Nooria, and Shayesta were recorded, transcribed, and translated into English by our writers in Afghanistan and edited for publication by our volunteer editors.
This work on Love and Forgiveness was sponsored by the Fetzer Institute.
Oral Stories Project 4: Love and Forgiveness (November 2013)
- Bahara: Kindness Can Create a Good Life
- Delaram: Not All Must Be Forgiven
- Manijha: Telling Stories at the Sandaly
- Nooria: My Father Taught Compassion
- Shayesta: A Good Family Respects Elders
Oral Stories Project 3: Women in Business (September 2013)
- Masooma: Home Business Is a Family Affair for a Mother of Six
- Rahima: The Disabled Taylor
- Zahra H.: A Girl Learns Independence Making Makroma Bafi
- Zahra J.: Sharing My Craft Helps My Country
- The Woman Who Changed Herat’s Silk Industry, by Lida
Oral Stories Project 2: Education (July 2013)
- Frozan: I Don’t Want My Children to Become to Us
- Laila: I Tell My Sons, “You Have to Study”
- Marya: Married at Thirteen
- Shazia: We Faced Taliban and Poverty
- Sunia: My Son Sells Soup
- Alham, Marya, Tamana G., and Tamana M.: Four Educated Women
Part 1 of the AWWP Oral Stories Project series was published in March, 2013:
- An Interview with Mena, Whose Husband Went off to War
- Shakila: A Life to Tolerate
- Gulchehra: Something That Happened When I Was Young
- Friba: The First Wife
- Manizha: A Stepdaughter’s Tale
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