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Adorning Afghan Walls

[Shamsia's ominous figures foreshadow Afghan wounds. Image from S. Hassani.]

After Tunisia and Egypt, it was Afghanistan’s turn to be covered in the bold and beautiful colors of graffiti. It all became possible because of one young woman’s unflinching determination. She stood up and vowed to help her country; she is Afghanistan’s first female graffiti artist. Her cry for freedom is an example of the serious changes she wants to see across the Middle East. But it was not an easy ride for the twenty-four year-old Shamsia Hassani—who highlights ...

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Nagmani is an Indian freelance journalist whose reporting is focused on arts and culture with a particular interest in human stories from war zones. His work has appeared in the Cover Asia Press, news & features agency based in New Delhi, The Tribune (India), The Hitavada and magazines like Sattva and Tathaasthu