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An insightful piece on graffiti in Afghanistan and the pluck of Shamsia Hassani.

Steal | this | Hijab دزدیدن این حجاب

by Nagmani

After Tunisia and Egypt, it was Afghanistan’s turn to be covered in the bold and beautiful colors of graffiti. It all became possible because of one young woman’s unflinching determination. She stood up and vowed to help her country; she is Afghanistan’s first female graffiti artist. Her cry for freedom is an example of the serious changes she wants to see across the Middle East. But it was not an easy ride for the twenty-four year-old Shamsia Hassani—who highlights injustices against women in conservative Afghan society. 

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This entry was posted on November 5, 2012 by in Best of the Rest, Street art and tagged , .
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