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Land of the UnconquerableThe Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women$
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Jennifer Heath and Ashraf Zahedi

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520261853

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520261853.001.0001

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Hopes and Dreams

Hopes and Dreams

Interviews with Young Afghans

(p.357) Chapter 24 Hopes and Dreams
Land of the Unconquerable

Amina Kator

University of California Press

This chapter reports the interviews with young Afghans in the summer of 2009, namely Narges Mansury, Bichi Omidi, Razia Azizi, Gulham Asada, Bashir Said, Lamba Otmani, Nahid Sultan, Hasan Otmani, and Halima Asmati. The interviews took place in the Chilsitoon, Mekroyan, Salang, and Shari-Naw areas of Kabul, and the interviewees come from various backgrounds. These young people address concerns about their personal lives and their country, including their unease about government corruption and lack of security. They overwhelmingly assert that education is the real key to lasting peace and successful reconstruction, and are furthermore fed up with the distorted distribution of aid money, much of which they see as irrelevant or frivolous, with little long-term value.

Keywords:   education, government corruption, security, Kabul, Narges Mansury, Bichi Omidi, Razia Azizi, Gulham Asada, Bashir Said, Lamba Otmani

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