Lemar-Aftaab is an English-language magazine about Afghan culture
that contains many contributions by Afghan emigrants. The website
has an archive that contains all the magazine's issues from 1997
onwards, subdivided into such subjects as the visual arts, poetry,
fiction, essays, music, history and book reviews.
More interesting than these expressions of Culture with a capital
C are the articles about culture in a broader sense. For instance,
under the heading 'Wellness' you can read an interesting article
about the clash of different cultures in the domestic life of emigrants.
A psychologist advises on such subjects as bringing up children:
how does the American way of bringing up children differ from the
Afghan way and how should parents take this into account? Another
interesting topic is that of the 'Afghan experiences', such as those
of the 23-year old Ajmal Akbar, raised in America, who is discovering
his parents' culture, and those of Zarlacht Atiqzoy, who together
with her sister attends a reading of the Imam and cautiously suggests
that there may be better ways of involving young people in the faith.
Lemar-Aftaab is published by Aftaabzad Publications.
Marieke van der Velden
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