The stories and poems posted this week were written by girls in Afghanistan participating in the Afghan Women’s Writing Project in small online writing workshops dedicated to teenage girls.
AWWP mentors and editors have volunteered to help these girls and dozens of other young Afghan women like them to help craft their stories in English. We help to provide Internet service and transportation for these young women to attend monthly writing workshops in five provinces in Afghanistan.
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Stories and Essays
- Two Brides and Their Mother-in-Law, by Alia
- Three Wishes, by Anisgul
- A Bright and Funny Girl Named Sitara, by Arifa
- Does a Headscarf Define the Girl?, by Madia
- What Is a “Good Girl” in Afghanistan?, by Nahida
- Happiness Is a Baby (Sister), by Shahida
- Oh My Allah…, by Farida Fa
- Don’t Call Me Names, by Halima
- A Poem for My Country, by Mahsa
Photo by Phil Borges; graphics by Blatman Design.