The tears fall
Rather than using the religious terminology, we Afghan people must work together along with the government to find solutions for the problems of corruption. We cannot remove corruption with Jihad, Allah Akbar, and Alhamdulillah.
I sat on the back of my father’s old bicycle in my burqa with a lunchbox full of bolani in my hands.
I had never smelled such cool, fresh air, not dusty or warm, but perfect weather that made me feel like I was in the paradise that the religious scholars talk about in the mosque.
Women’s actions are never taken seriously in Afghanistan, but the radical Kubra Khademi walking down the street in her metal suit encouraged discussion of street harassment all across Kabul.
Mom looks at me and says,
“Daughter! You must work even harder
Because you will marry soon, very soon!”
History is changed by the small actions of ordinary people. —Zahra A.
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