Eqlima

A Novel by Homayra Qaderi Published in 2018

Eqlima

The book is written by Homeira Ghaderi. About the book Eqlima The starting point of the story is the birth of the narrator, Eqlima, Daughter of Noqrah. the central character of the story. A birth that coincides with the government of Habibaullah Kalkani, the first non-Pashtun ruler of modern Afghanistan. The location is the Royal Citadel kitchen, the closest place to the center of power. The type of illustration is very similar to historical series, except that inferior women are the narrators.

Parts of the book:
I have not taken my eyes off the door yet; Even after Noqrah was carried out on the hands. Noqrah who again noded his head down infront of destiny was gone for good. Destiny that made the waiting a kohl to put on our eyes. The kohl that got dust, wind, water and fire. Whatever we did, led to pain, separation and loneliness. We were worried, all the paths in the world started from our hearts and got to nowhere in our eyes. every sunrise we hope to find a clue, and every sunset we despair. We listened to every rustle and listened to the horoscopes that none of them made our wish come true. The wind blew, it rained; But it didn’t clear our sight. The wind blew, it rained, the autumn came, the autumn came constantly. The wind blew, it rained, Noqrah came. The wind blew, it rained, the wind blew, it rained, I came. With all this coming spring did not come with us. We did not taste like spring, we didn’t look like spring in colors. We wanted it to be windy, rainy, to blossom for each other but We did not. We wanted to be green on each other’s hands and beautiful in each other’s eyes…. In no season, no wind breezes. We tried to be the kindness of destiny for each other, the kindness of unwanted destinies. We learned to be the story and storyteller. To be a thousand and one nights to shed hope …

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