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BookPage Interview

Nadia was interviewed by Bookpage.com for a Behind the Book piece titled: “For Afghan Girls, a Glimpse of Freedom Comes at a Price.” Born in America to Afghan parents, author Nadia Hashimi grew up hearing her parents’ stories of the thriving Afghanistan...

What is a Bacha Posh?

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell is the story of Rahima, a young girl born into contemporary Afghanistan.  She’s transformed into a bacha posh, which in Dari translates to “dressed as a boy.”  Bacha posh is a custom that goes back at least a hundred years in Afghanistan...