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The family plan

How the Basij-Rasikh siblings intend to shape Afghanistan’s future

The Basij-Rasikh sisters, on the grounds of the Brooks School with English teacher Leigh Perkins (second from left). From left: Shabana, Shugufa, and Marjeela. The Basij-Rasikh sisters, on the grounds of the Brooks School with English teacher Leigh Perkins (second from left). From left: Shabana, Shugufa, and Marjeela. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
By Joan Anderman
Globe Staff / September 19, 2009

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The two teenagers perched side by side on a sofa at the Brooks School are dressed nearly identically, in skinny jeans and embroidered blouses. Their bare feet are tucked underneath them and dark scarves cover their hair. Sixteen-year-old Marjeela Basij-Rasikh and her 19-year-old sister, Shabana, don’t much look like political powerhouses, but to hear them quietly lay ... (Full article: 1050 words)

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