Afghan Women's Writing Project
Women are stronger than stone and softer than feather, more beautiful than the moon, brighter than sun.
So many things
Can I read books?
Can I have friends?
Can I laugh?
I would love to have a daughter someday. My parents, friends, and relatives all ask me why I would love to have a daughter.
Every country has its legends, honored names
who fought, and showed us how to fight.
A girl in my country reads their stories
And is given hope.
Arezoo was born in Kabul in 1988 and graduated from high school. She is married and has a young son.
Anita believed in Kabir and escaped with him to northern Badakhshan province where they married.
I never had a chance to live in peace. My childhood was filled with dark times during the Taliban regime when I had to stay at home.
My fears about the coming year 2014 are getting darker. What will happen to our country?
I rearrange the kitchen table and chairs, the oven and refrigerator and cups and cooking dishes, redecorating the way I want.
History is changed by the small actions of ordinary people. —Zahra A.
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