SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE – Sonita Alizadeh was born under the fundamentalist regime. Sold twice by her family, she fled. An NGO helped her, she learned to rhyme in Iran and wrote a song that made her a brave and unique rapper.
By Anatxu Zabalbeascoa (El Pais)
The flight attendants explain it during the pre-takeoff safety instructions to which we pay little attention: you have to try to save yourself before you can help others. Sonita Alizadeh (born in Herat in 1997) managed to save herself by surviving her own family, who twice tried to sell her to men looking for a wife. It was the tradition in Afghanistan, the country where he was born.
Over time, she will discover other forms of survival, beyond flight. She also saved herself by looking within herself, by relearning to love her mother who did not spare her this experience which she had nevertheless lived through herself. So, by running away, Sonita saved many others. She has saved many women and made so many young girls think since she managed to turn her anger into song.
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