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Zainab Qadiri
Zainab is a writer and editor who started as an actress with Simorgh where she later successfully completed creative writing courses. She has worked in different projects with Bond Street Theater and UNICEF which Simorgh co-partnered. In 2013, Zainab co-launched Shirin, a literary and artistic magazine, but due to threats and prejudices against Hazaras at the Herat Department of Information and Culture, she wasn’t able to publish more than three editions. Until 2018 she worked as a theatre director and script writer for Yaran-e-Yar Cultural Association and as a writer and editor at KOMA Weekly. Due to harassment and threats, she had to continue her writings in pseudonym.

Production Underground Birds, a co-production of Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen (IT),
KULA Compagnie, Hålogaland Teater Tromsø (NO) and Simorgh Theater, Herat (AF).