Stories tagged taliban

Love Songs for Kandahar

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You worry that the mullahs suspect us, but that cannot be. We never touch in public. You weep and I shake when a neighbor knocks on the door.

An UnAmerican Love Story

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The old man who reported her also cannot read or write. But he swears it was Fakhriya. Or Faranazh. Or Firouzeh. It must have been. Maybe even that hag Hadeel, he has claimed. She is the sharp-tongued widow that he despises and has long suspected of a sec