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Excerpts from A Thousand Splendid Suns

In the wake of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, a humanitarian disaster is unfolding which tragically mirrors the crisis of 30 years ago, depicted in the book, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

Artists from the stage adaptation (Seattle Rep, Arena Stage, Old Globe) have come together to present three short readings from the novel followed by responses from Humaira Ghilzai and Freba Rezayee, who have been at the front lines of American and Canadian Afghan action and awareness.

Watch this powerful video created by Arts Club Vancouver to find out how you can lend your support. 

Afghan Refugee Organizations Mentioned in the Video:

Women Leaders of Tomorrow

Afghan Coalition

International Rescue Committee

Jewish Family and Children's Services

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)

Catholic Charities USA

 

In order of appearance: Haysam Kadri, Kris Zarif, Yousof Soultani, Fatima Wardak, Freba Rezayee, Shakila Zareen, and Humaira Ghilzai.