One of the issues at the forefront of next month's Afghani presidential election is women's rights. The Huffington Post did a piece last Thursday on the issue of Afghani women's rights both during and after this crucial election. They asked the Afghan-American author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, Nadia Hashimi to participate in the conversation and offer her unique perspective on the ongoing discussion. During the piece, Hashimi expressed the motivation behind her debut novel, which follows three generations of women in an Afghanistan family. She discussed her desire to examine the generation gap among Afghani citizens and how the gender issues over the last three generations have changed very little.
To hear Hashimi's thoughts on the upcoming election and what it means for Afghani women, click here. And click here to read more about The Pearl That Broke Its Shell.