Taking The Ultimate Risk in Writing

It was bound to happen. When I opened the email from the Afghan Women's Writing Project—their first newsletter—I immediately saw the candle and the words "In Memoriam." One of the writers had been killed. The project, founded by novelist and foreign journalist Masha Hamilton, gives women in Afghanistan the space and freedom to express themselves in safety. Women are provided with laptop computers, flash drives, and, in Kabul, a secret meeting place where they can gather to discuss writing, hold classes, and offer support. . . .

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