The Pearl That Broke Its ShellBook - 2014
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Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel, 'The Pearl that Broke Its Shell' is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See.
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I was a bacha posh then I wasn't.
I was a daughter then I wasn't.
I was a mother then I wasn't...
There is some kiss we want with our whole lives,
The touch of Spirit on the body.
seawater begs the pearl to break its shell.
And the lily, how passionately it needs some wild
At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come
And press its face against mine. Breathe into me.
Benafsha (part of a harem, had an affair, was stoned to death. Did not reveal her lover)
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