Category Archives: Interviews

Podcast with Foreign Affairs Unedited

I spoke with Rebecca Chao, deputy web editor of Foreign Affairs, about the bacha posh tradition of Afghanistan, a middle aged bacha posh (Ukmina Manoori) who has fought alongside men and what my upbringing was like. She asked some great questions.

Wisconsin Public Radio – To The Best Of Our Knowledge

Nadia chats with Sara Nics of Wisconsin Public Radio's TTBOOK program about the liberties of Afghan women, the reasons for the bacha posh tradition and why this story had to be told. Excerpts read by author.

New Asian Writing Interviews Nadia Hashimi

New Asian Writing, an online posted its interview with Nadia Hashimi on June 9th, 2014. Their insightful questions on gender, Afghan women, rebellion and drugs made for an interesting post. Find out if Nadia thinks Afghan women are oppressed and meek...
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WYPR Radio Interview with Sheila Kast

On May 27th, Baltimore's WYPR 88.1 aired Sheila Kast's interview with Nadia Hashimi on their Maryland Morning segment.  They discussed The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, life in Afghanistan and Nadia's upcoming projects.

Huffington Post Live: After Elections, What’s Next For Afghan Women?

On May 15, 2014, Nadia participated in a panel discussion on Huff-Post Live moderated by Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. Other panelists included Manizha Naderi of Women for Afghan Women and Esther Sharma, a maternal health expert working in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan's elections are supposed to secure greater rights for women in the country. But how far will they? HuffPost Live speaks to Afghan women in the country and in the U.S. to discuss self-emancipation and human rights.

BookPage Interview

Nadia was interviewed by for a Behind the Book piece titled: "For Afghan Girls, a Glimpse of Freedom Comes at a Price." Born in America to Afghan parents, author Nadia Hashimi grew up hearing her parents’ stories of the thriving Afghanistan they left in the 1970s. But when she finally visited decades later, she…
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