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Words in the Dust

Trent Reedy

Zulaikha hopes. She hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from Afghanistan; a good relationship with her hard stepmother; and one day even to go to school, or to have her cleft palate fixed. Zulaikha knows all will be provided for her--"Inshallah," God willing. Then she meets Meena, who offers to teach her the Afghan poetry she taught her late mother. And the Americans come to her village, promising not just new opportunities and dangers, but surgery to fix her face. These changes could mean a whole new life for Zulaikha--but can she dare to hope they'll come true?

Zulaikha hopes. She hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from Afghanistan; a good relationship with her hard stepmother; and one day even to go to school, or to have her cleft palate fixed. Zulaikha knows all will be provided for her--"Inshallah," God willing. Then she meets Meena, who offers to teach her the Afghan poetry she taught her late mother. And the Americans come to her village, promising not just new opportunities and dangers, but surgery to fix her face. These changes could mean a whole new life for Zulaikha--but can she dare to hope they'll come true?
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Zulaikha hopes. She hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from Afghanistan; a good relationship with her hard stepmother; and one day even to go to school, or to have her cleft palate fixed. Zulaikha knows all will be provided for her--"Inshallah," God willing. Then she meets Meena, who offers to teach her the Afghan poetry she taught her late mother. And the Americans come to her village, promising not just new opportunities and dangers, but surgery to fix her face. These changes could mean a whole new life for Zulaikha--but can she dare to hope they'll come true?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ariana Delawari

Length:

8h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

44:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:45