Dangerous ‘truth’: The Kabul women’s poetry club


BBC’s Lyse Doucet meets the women of Kabul’s poetry club

In Afghanistan, women are determined to protect new-found freedoms. For the BBC’s 100 Women season, I met the women poets who face great risk, including death threats, to express their deepest thoughts.

In a little room tucked behind a Kabul cinema bedecked with Bollywood billboards, Afghan women are waging a literary war that is both personal and political.

They call poetry their sword.

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