Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 4 Page 21

further how young children are placed in an unfortunate and helpless position in trying to support their families through what one can only describe as extremely harsh times. Fawad reveals how the female children are the main rivalry in earning an additional income:

Jamila was my main rival on Chicken Street. She cleaned up with the foreign men who melted under the gaze of her big brown eyes while I cleaned up with the women who fell in love with my big green eyes. We were a good team whose pickings pretty much depended on who was passing by, so if found ourselves working on the same day we would split our money. (Busfield, 2009, p.19)

The children of Afghanistan are presented as survivors of a plight of war and abuse. They show resilience and intrepidness as they persevere to