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On bacha posh

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

BookTV Interviews Jenny Nordberg
3 years ago

BookTV Interviews Jenny Nordberg

By  •  The Book

BachaPosh.com editor, journalist and author Jenny Nordberg recently sat down with BookTV at Book Expo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show, to talk about bacha posh and the upcoming …
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What is a “Good Girl” in Afghanistan?
3 years ago

What is a “Good Girl” in Afghanistan?

The practice of bacha posh, of little girls disguised as boys, may seem like as a strange and foreign concept to most westerners. Read this first-hand account of life as …
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The “bacha posh” of Albania
3 years ago

The “bacha posh” of Albania

These images of Albanian women who have sworn to live their lives as men is evidence that bacha posh isn’t exclusively an Afghan practice. They take the oath in service …
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Squashing Extremism: TED Talk from Former Bacha Posh
4 years ago

Squashing Extremism: TED Talk from Former Bacha Posh

A fascinating TEDxTeen talk from Maria Toorpakai Wazir — a former bacha posh from South Waziristan, the tribal Pashtun region bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan — who had her life threatened …
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