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Threatening calls don't deter Afghan woman director

January 22, 2009 | Times of India new window By Shreya Roy Chowdhury

NEW DELHI: Drama abounds in Monireh Hashemi's life. On several occasions, her family has received threatening anonymous phone calls. A
24-year-old, she is a rarity in her country: a young, single, Afghan girl who writes, directs and acts in plays.

Hashemi comes from Herat in west Afghanistan. On Sunday she led a troupe of nine girls and six boys to perform a Dari play, Letter of Suffering, in NSD's theatre festival Bharat Rang Mahotsav...

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