The Swallows of Kabul - Zunaira's harrowing story
A reading from The Swallows of Kabul, in which Zunaira reluctantly agrees to take a walk outside home with her husband Mohsen. She's reluctant because it means donning the all-encompassing burqa. In this excerpt, she talks about the feelings that gradually destroy her.
It begins with presenter Harriett Gilbert setting the context for the reading, selected from chapter 8.
(Photo: Afghan woman in Kabul, 2002)
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