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The Throes of History

The following semi-fictional piece was originally published in Italian on March 7, 2016 in la Repubblica. I wrote it in honor of International Women's Day. In 1979, when Soviet tanks rolled into Afghanistan to begin a decade long invasion, my parents decide to stay in the United States and grow roots like the elm tree…
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Guest Post: Teaching Students in Afghanistan via Technoloy

Lea Gabay is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University's Masters program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She has taught English online to female Afghan students through two organizations AIWR, (www.aiwr.org) and SOLA (www.sola-afghanistan.org) “I learned if I stand, everyone will stand, other women in my country will stand. “ When…
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How the Afghan Friends Network is Opening Doors

For an uplifting read, check out this blog post highlighting the eagerness students have for education in Afghanistan and a group of folks looking to help them realize their dreams. Taken from the Afghan Culture Unveiled website: Humaira Ghilzai is the co-founder of the Afghan Friends Network, a non-profit that partners with local educators in Ghazni…
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Discussing the Bacha Posh on Wisconsin Public Radio

Here's the audio to my hour long chat with Kathleen Dunn of Wisconsin Public Radio from June 1st, 2015. I really enjoyed the comments/questions from callers on comparisons to the Sworn Virgins of Albania and growing up with the knowledge brothers are more important in America.   [audio mp3="http://stage.nadiahashimi.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Kathleen-Dunn-Wisconsin-Public-Radio-on-Afghanistans-Female-Sons.mp3"][/audio]
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