Seamus Murphy

Gereshk, Afghanistan

Mina Muska (light blue burqa), a new young poetry talent, her Meira or her father's second wife (pink burqa), the journalist Eliza Griswold (green burqa), and translator Asma Safi (purple burqa), meet furtively in a park. Pashtun poetry has long been a form of rebellion for Afghan women, belying the notion that they are submissive or defeated. But writing poetry is dangerous for many Afghan women and girls. Its classical subject, love, in almost any form is taboo and threatens to be taken as evidence of an illicit relationship.

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