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Dangerous ‘truth’: The Kabul women’s poetry club

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BBC, 21 October 2013

Lyse Doucet's story about Kabul's Mirman (Mrs) Baheer literary society, continuing a tradition of women's poetry from Malalai and Rabia Balkhi: "We take pure and sacred words and express our feelings with those words. But I know my society has this belief that writing poetry is a sin."

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Kabul Afghan Women Literature Poetry literary society Mirman Baheer