Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.

February 8, 2023

“I’m 72 years old, and from Amuda, I also live there. When I was a child, I didn’t have the chance to attend school and learn how to read and write. When I turned 50, my husband taught me how to read and write in Kurdish. I tried hard until I finally learned. In 2014 I went to the USA; my son lived there. My son and his wife were leaving for work, and I was left alone at home all the time. So, I decided to start reading books. Years later, I took the first step in writing my own book titled Biranina Jineke Kurd. I talked about the story of my life from childhood as a Kurdish woman from Amuda, Western Kurdistan. In 2022, I returned to Amuda and had it printed. I have dreamed of learning how to read and write since childhood. Here I am now; finally, I achieved this dream, I wrote a book, and I’m in the middle of writing another one.”