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New Mom’s Sweet Walnut Soup – Letee By Humaira Ghilzai

Below is a shared blog post from my friend, Humaira Ghilzai.  She's a dynamic social entrepreneur and quite the foodie.  After the recent birth of my son, I was craving this traditional drink and asked her if she had a recipe for letee.  This post is delicious in all ways...please do try it and check…
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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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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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