I spoke with Rebecca Chao, deputy web editor of Foreign Affairs, about the bacha posh tradition of Afghanistan, a middle aged bacha posh (Ukmina Manoori) who has fought alongside men and what my upbringing was like. She asked some great questions.
Nadia chats with Sara Nics of Wisconsin Public Radio’s TTBOOK program about the liberties of Afghan women, the reasons for the bacha posh tradition and why this story had to be told. Excerpts read by author.
New Asian Writing, an online posted its interview with Nadia Hashimi on June 9th, 2014. Their insightful questions on gender, Afghan women, rebellion and drugs made for an interesting post. Find out if Nadia thinks Afghan women are oppressed and meek…
On May 27th, Baltimore’s WYPR 88.1 aired Sheila Kast’s interview with Nadia Hashimi on their Maryland Morning segment. They discussed The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, life in Afghanistan and Nadia’s upcoming projects.
On May 15, 2014, Nadia participated in a panel discussion on Huff-Post Live moderated by Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. Other panelists included Manizha Naderi of Women for Afghan Women and Esther Sharma, a maternal health expert working in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s elections are supposed to secure greater rights for women in the country. But how far will they? HuffPost Live speaks to Afghan women in the country and in the U.S. to discuss self-emancipation and human rights.
Born in America to Afghan parents, author Nadia Hashimi grew up hearing her parents’ stories of the thriving Afghanistan they left in the 1970s. But when she finally visited decades later, she found a struggling country that bore little resemblance to their memories—especially in the way women were treated. Because of the increasing restrictions on female freedom, the custom of bacha posh, the practice of dressing a daughter as a son, has become common. Hashimi’s first novel, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, traces that modern tradition back to its possible origin, a time when women dressed as men to guard the king’s harem. Here, the author explains how these two cultural flashpoints inspired her debut.
Shelf-Awareness posed some interesting questions when they spotlighted Nadia Hashimi as a Book Brahmin author in May 2014. Want to know what was on Nadia’s nightstand and what book she faked reading?
On May 7th, 2014, the Potomac Gazette ran Peggy McEwen’s interview with Nadia as a front page story. Nothing like having great support from the local community. Fine out why the story took over 450 pages to tell…