قصه ای نا تمام

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شهر من دنیای از ارواح شده
بازیچه دست غلامان مسلمان نما
در محاصره جاهلان بی خدا شده
جای ژاله وباران ز آسمانش تیر بارد

Eid Mubarak to My Family and May We Know Peace

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I replied, “Thank you and same for you. I really miss you all.” But in truth I wished that nobody would wish me Eid Mubarak because then I started to cry.

Was There Corruption in the Court?

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The government has not dealt with the root problems of bribery in our government or courts. There is no overnight solution.

Heart Break

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When her heart rips apart
she walks off into a donkey skin.
She add wings to her shoulders
prepares to fly away

There Is No Justice in Afghanistan, Only Shouts and Curses

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This is a land of horror and shouting where all are depressed and disappointed.

Hajar introduction

Hajar spent her childhood as an immigrant in Iran and her family returned to Afghanistan when she was eleven. She wants to be a filmmaker.

Attachment

wine-splash

My indisposed body desires red wine
to pour into a head filled with memories of you.
It wants to burn a cigarette and watch
as such beauty strikes the darkness.

Daydreaming

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I gazed on the title of a book about someone
I had tried so hard to imitate.
I swallowed all the words
Sending them to remote corners of my brain.

Masooda S. introduction

Masooda S. grew up in Kabul and attends university where she is studying foreign languages. She hopes to get her master’s degree and become a translator.

Kabul Artist in Body Armor Makes Street Harassment a Public Issue

Kubra-Khademi

Women’s actions are never taken seriously in Afghanistan, but the radical Kubra Khademi walking down the street in her metal suit encouraged discussion of street harassment all across Kabul.