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Afghan Kids Answer Your Questions



Momana (left), has three older brothers and a younger sister. Her father used to work in a factory, but the factory has been shut down for several years and he is unemployed. They are living with her uncle's family now

What do 9-year-old girls like to do for fun?


Answer: I like to have my friends over for special lunch parties. We have ashak [a special Afghan dish made of pastry and filled with leeks]. We also play panchaque a lot. I am very good at the game and usually win.

Editor's Note: Panchaque is a game played with five stones. It is similar to marbles. It is a popular game for girls in Afghanistan.

Momana, 9, Kabul