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Arti Pandey

The girl who grew up as a boy

By Arti Pandey
February 23, 2008

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I WAS greeted by a high school graduate dressed in men's salwar-kameez and vest when I arrived at the school in Afghanistan's Northern province of Faryab last July. "You thought I was boy, didn't you? Because I dress like boy and walk like boy - yes?" The short hair and men's clothing contradicted a girlish voice. "I always dress like ... (Full article: 600 words)

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