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Holiday Gifts That Keep on Giving

How to help women in Afghanistan

Book Cover The Sky is a Nest of Swallows
The Afghan Women’s Writing Project gives women in Afghanistan a chance to express themselves. ┬áMy friend, writer Masha Hamilton started a haven for women who want to tell their stories. She realized that those stories needed to be heard outside of Afghanistan, and the women needed to know that someone is listening, so a website was born. Now there is a book. The dedication page says:

Journalist and novelist Masha Hamilton founded the Afghan Women’s Writing Project in May 2009. She dedicated the project to the memory of Zarmeena, a mother of seven who was brutally put to deat in Taliban-held Afghanistan before ever having the chance to tell her own story.

The stories published on the AWWP website are amazing. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to some voices. Continue reading Holiday Gifts That Keep on Giving