The Girl Who Got to Be a Teacher


In many regions the Taliban is still a big issue for Afghan children and adults and security prevents parents from sending girls to school.

A New Mullah Who Will Bring No Peace


This is a big concern—that our government doesn’t have a united strategy on how to deal with the Taliban.

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?”

A Young Writer Escapes from a Forced Marriage 


Life is going on, as always, with all its hardships, happiness and sadness and I’m trying to survive as always.

I Am Charlie


The pen in the hand of a writer, a journalist, or a cartoonist can be the voice of people.

The High Price of Freedom of Speech


Sitting in my room, a writer isolated in exile, I think about the five French cartoonists killed in their office yesterday.

A Glass of Wine


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

Meet the Two Men Who Want to Be President


The future of Afghanistan will be very different, depending on which man wins.

What Is Regret ?


Is it a feeling? Is it an environment? Or is it family?

Paying the Price for Democracy in Afghanistan

Rasoul Sayyaf registering

It sounds very funny to me that one of them promises to create an Islamic military army for Afghanistan if he is elected president.