Afghan Women's Writing Project
I would love to drive myself, but not in Afghanistan.
I decided I must find a full-time job. I searched, and asked my friends and teachers to help me find a good job. After three months, I found an office job. Now I earn my own way.
Surrounding the garden were sunflowers, which were tall, yellow and green. When the sunflowers ripened, they gave seeds, which my father and I ate while watching TV and movies.
I looked at the title of the first chapter of my Universe Success book titled “Why Go to College?”
All of my India travels were wonderful, but one will always stick with me. My friends and I had gone out in a group and I was wearing white clothes when suddenly it began raining.
At the end of class Mozhgan came over and ate a cake in front of me. I told her I was hungry and thirsty. Mozhgan encouraged me to eat or drink something, so I ate a piece of cake.
Mona was born in Iran to an Afghan refugee family. Now living in Afghanistan, Mona studies at a university in Kabul. She hopes her writing will help raise the status of women in Afghan society.
History is changed by the small actions of ordinary people. —Zahra A.
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