An Essay by Aziz Joya

I live in the village of Gharibra in the Jaghori district of Ghazni province. There are 36 families in this village. The people are farmers who farm many things including wheat, beans, apricots, apples, berries, grapes, melons (including watermelon), lettuce, onions, carrots, potatoes, turnips, basil and spearmint.

My favorite crops are lettuce, carrots and spearmint.

My people value education and have one school for boys and one school for girls. Both schools have nine classes. The students like education and go to school every day.

About the Author: Aziz Joya was born in 1992 in Jaghori district in Ghazni province. He went to ninth grade at Wahdat School, tenth through twelfth grade at Hidaiat High School, has a bachelor’s degree from Bamyan University and is continuing his studies in Physics there. In 2011, a friend was joking around with a knife and hit Aziz in the eye. Aziz was taken to the doctor but the doctor couldn’t save his eye.

Writing by Afghan writers. Editor/Publisher: Nancy Antle; Editor: Pamela Hart