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Stories, news and discussion of bacha posh — from all over the world

Review: “Amazing depiction of women fighting for simple freedoms”
2 years ago

Review: “Amazing depiction of women fighting for simple freedoms”

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RAZIA IQBAL Saturday 27 September 2014 THE INDEPENDENT

 

THE UNDERGROUND GIRLS OF KABUL — BOOK REVIEW 

It’s arguable that working in international news as your day job can make you …
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The Washington Post reviews Underground Girls
2 years ago

The Washington Post reviews Underground Girls

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By Rachel Newcomb September 19, 2014 WASHINGTON POST 

Since the U.S. entry into Afghanistan in 2001, the idea of “saving” Afghan women has been used by politicians and the …
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Underground Girls of Kabul now out in paperback
2 years ago

Underground Girls of Kabul now out in paperback

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From the press release:

In The Underground Girls of Kabul, investigative journalist Jenny Nordberg uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as …
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If I Were A Boy – book excerpt in The Atlantic
3 years ago

If I Were A Boy – book excerpt in The Atlantic

An excerpt from “The Underground Girls of Kabul” published in The Atlantic

Mehran, age 6, first arrived at her kindergarten in Kabul as Mahnoush, in pigtails and a pistachio dress. …
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I Was A Bacha Posh – the story of Faheema
3 years ago

I Was A Bacha Posh – the story of Faheema

For 9 years of her youth in Afghanistan, Faheema lived as Faheem—a boy, one free from the societal barriers and stigmas women face

Jenny Nordberg’s The Underground Girls of Kabul …
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What else are we missing in Afghanistan?
3 years ago

What else are we missing in Afghanistan?

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Q & A with Marie Claire Australia, about the work to find the Underground Girls:

Girls Dressing As Boys In Afghanistan

Shared from Marie Claire

Jenny Nordberg wasn’t looking for …
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A Young Woman’s Account of Motherhood in Afghanistan
3 years ago

A Young Woman’s Account of Motherhood in Afghanistan

For most western parents a healthy baby, regardless of its gender, is cause for celebration. Sadly this isn’t true in many societies, as this first-person account from a young Afghan …
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The first story on bacha posh ever published
3 years ago

The first story on bacha posh ever published

Jenny Nordberg’s New York Times piece Afghan Boys Are Prized, So Girls Live the Part was published in September 2010. Before then, the term “bacha posh” was ungoogleable, and the …
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What is a bacha posh?
3 years ago

What is a bacha posh?

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Who are the bacha posh of Afghanistan?

Bacha posh” is the term for a girl who is “dressed up like a boy.” These children are part of a hidden practice …
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Afghan Women Vote, Despite Threats of Violence
3 years ago

Afghan Women Vote, Despite Threats of Violence

Thirty eight percent of voters in the last Afghan election were female. They turned up, despite threats of violence, in the hope that the next head of state will make …
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