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Music for Troubled Times

Music for Troubled Times

On Sunday evening, my husband and I attended a concert meant to broaden our horizons — Three Letters from Sarajevo, by Goran Bregović, a diversely talented Serbian-Croatian musician. For much of the evening, I found my thoughts drifting to the horrific shooting...

The Throes of History

The following semi-fictional piece was originally published in Italian on March 7, 2016 in la Repubblica. I wrote it in honor of International Women’s Day. In 1979, when Soviet tanks rolled into Afghanistan to begin a decade long invasion, my parents decide to...

How the Afghan Friends Network is Opening Doors

For an uplifting read, check out this blog post highlighting the eagerness students have for education in Afghanistan and a group of folks looking to help them realize their dreams. Taken from the Afghan Culture Unveiled website: Humaira Ghilzai is the co-founder of...