Category Archives: Media

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.

PEARL and College Freshman

2015 First Year Experience Conference I had the privilege of participating in the 2015 First Year Experience Conference in Dallas, Texas this past February.  It was a chance for me to talk with college administrators and educators who are committed to providing the best possible experience for students adjusting to college life and academics.  This…
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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.

Winnipeg Free Press Reviews The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

Novel details parallel plights of Afghan women across generations Reviewed by Nadia Kidwai on May 10, 2014. One Nadia reviews another in the Winnipeg Free Press print edition:  "Readers cannot help but root for both Rahima and Shekiba. Despite going through insurmountable challenges, both women are resourceful and determined to fight -- not only against…
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The Author’s Corner on Public Radio

Aired May 2014. Listen to Nadia Hashimi as she reads an excerpt from The Pearl That Broke Its Shell on The Author's Corner.