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Why Afghan Women Risk Death To Write Poetry

New York Times  |  Posted: Updated: 04/30/2012 8:17 am

Afghan Women

New York Times:

In a private house in a quiet university neighborhood of Kabul, Ogai Amail waited for the phone to ring. Through a plate-glass window, she watched the sinking sun turn the courtyard the color of eggplant. The electricity wasn’t working and the room was unheated, a few floor cushions the only furnishings. Amail tucked her bare feet underneath her and pulled up the collar of her puffy black coat.

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Filed by Clare Richardson  |