A young girl from Afghanistan escaped being forced into marrying a man when she was 16 years old — by writing a rap song about it. The young rapper is now living and going to school in the US, and she’s still making music about social justice in Afghanistan.
Afghan rapper escaped forced marriage by singing about it
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Her parents have tried to sell her into marriage since she was 10. She's fighting against that with song.
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