The Tale of Aurezu
Our protagonist is a young woman named Aurezu whose life story mirrors in many respects the trajectory of Afghanistan's recent history. Obliged to flee her homeland as a child, she went first to Pakistan and later to the United States attempting to escape from threats of kidnapping, violence and the possibility of a forced marriage to a local commander bent on having access to her family's property. We follow the saga of Aurezu as she embarks upon an emotional journey into her past, builds a new life for herself abroad and eventually realizes her dream of returning to Afghanistan to be reunited with her extended family. Not everyone in Aurezu's family is so lucky, however .