Hopes and Dreams

Amina Kator

in Land of the Unconquerable

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780520261853
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948990 | DOI:
Hopes and Dreams

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This chapter reports the interviews with young Afghans in the summer of 2009, namely Narges Mansury, Bichi Omidi, Razia Azizi, Gulham Asada, Bashir Said, Lamba Otmani, Nahid Sultan, Hasan Otmani, and Halima Asmati. The interviews took place in the Chilsitoon, Mekroyan, Salang, and Shari-Naw areas of Kabul, and the interviewees come from various backgrounds. These young people address concerns about their personal lives and their country, including their unease about government corruption and lack of security. They overwhelmingly assert that education is the real key to lasting peace and successful reconstruction, and are furthermore fed up with the distorted distribution of aid money, much of which they see as irrelevant or frivolous, with little long-term value.

Keywords: education; government corruption; security; Kabul; Narges Mansury; Bichi Omidi; Razia Azizi; Gulham Asada; Bashir Said; Lamba Otmani

Chapter.  3886 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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