Two AWWP writers survived a terrorist attack last month by armed gunmen at American University of Afghanistan. The August 24 attack killed thirteen people, including students, teachers, and security guards. The two girls tell their stories for AWWP here. AUAF remains closed since the attack.
I Prepare to Die as the Taliban Attacks AUAF, by Alia
One Floor from My Sister, Waiting to Die, by Arifa
Dear Alia and Arifa,
Your bravery in such a traumatic situation is unfathomable. Your bravery to write these stirring pieces giving us all a glimpse of what you have been through is beyond generous. These pieces are so well written. I hope you know that there are so many of us who really take your words to heart; we are hoping and praying for relief from the current state of things for you and the rest of the peaceful citizens of Afghanistan. Thank you so much for taking the time and having the courage to share your stories.