Mona introduction

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.

Finding Independence

Finding Independence

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.

The Wonderful Yard

The Wonderful Yard

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.

A Child’s Ramadan Fast

A Child’s Ramadan Fast

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.