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Nadia Hashimi

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Reader, Mom, Pediatrician, Author, Advocate, Dog Walker (only my own, no solicitations please.)

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Nadia Hashimi This has got to be the number one question I get and it's so humbling to hear each and every time because it means that readers really cared about Rah…moreThis has got to be the number one question I get and it's so humbling to hear each and every time because it means that readers really cared about Rahima's fate. I would consider writing a sequel to her story only if I felt I could do it justice. Rahima goes through a lot in PEARL and it's hard for me, even though she's a fictional character, to imagine putting her through much more in a new book.

That being said, I do have a middle grade book coming out next fall that is the story of another young bacha posh. In that upcoming book, Rahima reappears and it was so enjoyable to bring her back as one of the main characters.

I'm hoping that one of these days (and maybe it'll be in a book club discussion), I'll be hit with a moment of inspiration and find a way to carry Rahima's story forward. Thanks for reading and for the question!(less)
Nadia Hashimi So glad you enjoyed it! There are too many literary inspirations to list. I am inspired in some way by nearly every book I read. So here's an abbrevia…moreSo glad you enjoyed it! There are too many literary inspirations to list. I am inspired in some way by nearly every book I read. So here's an abbreviated list from my beloved bookshelves: Joyce Carol Oates, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Khaled Hosseini, Anita Amirrezvani, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Wally Lamb. Incomplete list, but it's a start!(less)
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Last month, I had the privilege of discussing the future for Afghan women with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the annual meeting of the US Afghan Women's Council (of which she is Honorary Co-Chair). I appreciate her continued support for Afghan women's rights, especially as the US continues to peddle the narrative that the Taliban understand that diplom Read more of this blog post »
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“This life is difficult. We lose fathers, brothers, mothers, songbirds and pieces of ourselves. Whips strike the innocent, honors go to the guilty, and there is too much loneliness. I would be a fool to pray for my children to escape all of that. Ask for too much and it might actually turn out worse. But I can pray for small things, like fertile fields, a mother’s love, a child’s smile—a life that’s less bitter than sweet.”
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“The human spirit, you know what they say about the human spirit? Is is harder than a rock and more delicate than a flower petal.”
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“The hell with naseeb. Naseeb is what people blame for every thing they can't fix.”
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“The small woman
Builds cages for everyone
She
Knows.
While the sage,
Who has to duck her head
When the moon is low,
Keeps dropping keys all night long
For the
Beautiful
Rowdy
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