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.
The author’s language is Persian.