The life in your years

Jamila is a beautiful woman with  porcelain skin, shiny black hair and delicate features she frames with a cream-colored hijab. One day, while we are having lunch together, Jamila tells me to avoid tightly-packed bazaars, because boys and young men like to grab women’s breasts and behinds in dense crowds. “They even do it to me — and I am very old!” she exclaims.

Jamila just turned 36. Life expectancy in Afghanistan is 44 years.

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