Bamiyan at Its Most Beautiful 


People get up early in the morning to hear the song of rebirth and to smell the scent of flowers wafting in the breeze.

She Thirsts for Eid: One Girl’s Story


Years have passed and still she is searching for an answer. “Will I have a peaceful Eid or not? Will I celebrate it or not?”

The Day the Houses Were Destroyed in Afghanistan


All during the night the bombing was heard from different parts of the city. As I closed my eyes it was near morning. The sight of the open window woke me up.

Shelter Me


It is night and it is not raining
But my eyes burn and rain tears

Sold Three Daughters, Got a Car


I got to know many of my schoolmates and I made twenty friends in different classes. Each girl had different abilities and talents and we shared books and helped each other with lessons.

Ghazni, Land of the Kings


People in Ghazni come from many ethnic groups, including Pashtoon, Tajik, Hazara, and Hindu.

To My Mother


You always say
Compassion gives power
Generosity makes you glad
Forgiveness shows a way forward

With You, Without You


Sitting beside you
Having you near me
These are the joys of my life

The Man Who Thought I Was Weak


I said to myself that it was just a nightmare and never happened, although I knew it happened.

Do You See What I See 


Oh, I forgot, you don’t have a mind. If you did you would not be called Taliban, and you would not kill others.