The Afghans

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Everyone should love his country… but I cannot

On that evening we decided we must escape somewhere or …we would be killed. One could not stay there anymore. The Taliban soldiers came to us, as always, without being invited. To the question why my elder sister was still living at her parents’ and didn’t have a husband and children, my father gave...
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I have the life I always wanted

My name is Masood and I come from the northern part of Afghanistan – a safe part. I came to Germany for the first time in 2010 to do an internship at Deutsche Welle in Bonn and I did not come prepared at all, I remember those six months my...
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Optimistic about the future

There is a common stereotype about Afghanistan in Europe, which disturbs me. When I say to Germans that I come from Afghanistan, often the reaction is: Ach so! (Oh so! – ed.) Or Wirklich? (Really? – ed.) Then I need to explain the situation. Actually there are people here in...