• A Thousand Splendid Suns (play Script)

    A Thousand Splendid Suns (play Script)

    Sarma, Ursula Rani

    The script of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, for your reading pleasure.

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  • Blue Ghosts

    Blue Ghosts

    This short film explores the strict legal and religious codes that govern Afghan women’s lives and social status, and the continuing struggle to expand women’s rights.

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  • Burqa and the Confused Afghan

    Burqa and the Confused Afghan

    Learn about the origins and history of the burqa, its association with Afghan culture and its uses as a political tool in this brief documentary.

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  • The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

    The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

    Hashimi, Nadia

    In this engrossing novel, Hashimi weaves together the stories of Rahima, a modern Afghan girl, and her great-great-grandmother Shekiba, who both become bacha posh in order to gain the social freedoms enjoyed by boys.

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  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

    Hosseini, Khaled

    When 14-year-old Laila, orphaned by war, is forced to marry an abusive husband, she forms an unexpected bond with his first wife Mariam. Hosseini’s award-winning novel is the basis for Sarma’s play.

    Format: Book

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  • I Am the Beggar of the World

    I Am the Beggar of the World

    In this slim, mesmerizing volume, poet Elizabeth Griswold has collected and translated dozens of landays, an ancient oral folk poetry tradition still practiced by Pashtun women today.

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  • The Favored Daughter

    The Favored Daughter

    Koofi, Fawzia

    From being left to die in the sun after birth by her mother to becoming the first female Afghan Parliament Speaker, Koofi continues to defy the odds facing women in Afghanistan.

    Format: Book

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  • Love Crimes of Kabul

    Love Crimes of Kabul

    Filmmaker Tanaz Eshaghtan captures the stories of three young women who face years in prison for committing “moral crimes” such as adultery or premarital sex as they prepare their defense and await trial.

    Format: Streaming Video

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  • The Complete Middle East Cookbook

    The Complete Middle East Cookbook

    Mallos, Tess

    Prepare food from 18 Middle Eastern countries, including Afghanistan, using classic and contemporary recipes with clear, straightforward instructions.

    Format: Book

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  • Nel

    Nel

    Decades in exile did not dim 21-year-old Nel’s desire to return to Kabul. Her return brings insight and awareness about the decision her parents made to flee their war-torn country.

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