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11 Nov 2016 9:54 AM | Mahindokht Mohasseb

  Children (play) 2016

Afghanistan 2012. Two daughters and their father suffer from a prevailing tradition (Bacheh pooshi). A family without a son makes its little daughter wear and behave like a boy. As this girl is growing up with all the freedoms and authorities of a boy in that society, she believes actually she is a boy and proud of herself. Her father is also happy to have a son. When this boy gets thirteen years old his father tells him: “you are old enough and must marry a man.” The boy is confused, the father tells him the truth. The boy gets distressed and mad. He blames his father for cheating him, the father replies it is a tradition and also you ignored the signs and indicators showing you were not a boy.

The play goes on.

      Mahin.mohasseb@gmail.com

        The author’s language is Persian.


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