Mom’s Hands

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You prepared my books, polished my shoes.
You shook my teacher’s hand and told her to take care of me.

Mistake

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Not far from there,
I see her running with joy.
I hear her laughing,
I read her writing,

Beheshta introduction

Beheshta is a painter and poetry writer. She graduated from university in Kabul this year with a degree in pharmacy and she hopes to get a graduate degree in biomedical engineering.

We Need National Unity

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We have intelligent politicians, thoughtful professors and experts to help, but the ethnic issue is the most complicated issue in our country and it is not getting solved.

Debating the News

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I like to read the news online during the day while I am at work, and then at night I watch Tola TV news at home.

A Glass of Wine

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Big questions remained in my mind: Why do people drink wine? How does a man feel afterwards? How does it taste?

The Women’s Bazaar

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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.

Black

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Black is when you want to say something, but don’t.

It’s a Jungle

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When I go to school we get bullied by different people, we get to hear, see, and feel things that can make us commit suicide.

Feeling Better after Diplomatic Visit

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Imagining a divided Afghanistan was a nightmare.