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.
I had the privilege of participating in the 2015 First Year Experience Conference in Dallas, Texas this past February. It was a chance for me to talk with college administrators and educators who are committed to providing the best possible experience for students adjusting to college life and academics. This was an especially exciting opportunity for me because I’m a big believer in the lasting impact teachers can make on individual lives.
My first year read was Chinua Achebe’s THINGS FALL APART, which was a brilliant selection. College is a time when young adults are pushed to look within just as much as they are encouraged to learn about the world around them. It’s a unique and important period of intro- and extro-spection. Here’s my talk on how PEARL fits in with the first year theme.
Nashville, Tennessee 10/10/14-10/12/14
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.
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?
Novel details parallel plights of Afghan women across generations
Reviewed by Nadia Kidwai on May 10, 2014.
One Nadia reviews another in the Winnipeg Free Press print edition: “Readers cannot help but root for both Rahima and Shekiba. Despite going through insurmountable challenges, both women are resourceful and determined to fight — not only against their oppressors, but (most importantly) against the mental barrier of resigning themselves to their fate.”
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…
Aired May 2014. Listen to Nadia Hashimi as she reads an excerpt from The Pearl That Broke Its Shell on The Author’s Corner.