Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Pair of Purple Shoes by Mina Qarabaghi
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The Pair of Purple Shoes
by Mina Qarabaghi
A novelette about two young girls, growing up in two different countries, two different cultures and two different situations. Aimee is a French girl living a normal life, with every day challenges and some big challenges life throws at her. Aimee donates a pair of her favorite purple shoes, which end up in Afghanistan. From a First World Country to a Third World Country. Vareena's mother buys the donated shoes from a donation market. She buys new shoes for Vareena for Eid, which is an Afghan special day. Vareena's story starts from there, but Aimee's story is not over yet.
About the Author
Mina Qarabaghi is a refugee from Kabul Afghanistan. She was born in 1992 to an Afghan general and a housewife. She became a refugee at the age of six years old. She moved from Kabul to Karachi Pakistan at the age of six years old. Then she moved to Denmark at the age of twelve years old, where she was re-united with her father after ten years. Then her father passes away after a few months and her older sister Mila passes away in the following months. Mina faces depression, and anxiety. She began writing for herself as a form of therapy at the age of 23, when she is thinking to herself, when it was the last time she was truly happy. And surprisingly, all she could think of was the time she was a kid living in a big scary house, in Kabul during the war. The reason was her older sister’s histories. She remembered how everyone gathered up in one room, by the fireplace. Where Mila told stories. She would be so taken by her older sister’s histories that it felt like there was no pain, no worries in the world. Even during a war. so, she started writing from that day.