Literature

Week in Review Oct. 23-Oct. 27: Afghan Voices

The City University of New York hosted three panels featuring Afghan/Afghan-American activists, writers, and poets. These four days were some of the most transformative days for me. Afghan and Afghan-American experiences differing and sometimes disagreeing with one another is not always seen. I was very fortunate to have co-curated these panels with Padmini Biswas for […]

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Searching for Uncle Hakeem . . .

Searching for Hakeem Khan, son of Na’eem Khan, Sar Mamoor (deputy Police Commissioner) of Jalalabad City in the 1960s, later Sar Mamoor of Charikar, then in the 1970s Commandant (Police Commissioner) of Kabul 1970s. Childhood friend of father.  Graduated Kabul University.  Loved literature (like me).  Last heard when father was in Riyadh (1979, after the […]

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