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of The Taliban. Families like Fawad’s also fight for space and survival in a land where their own community turns against them. Children are depicted as a rather vulnerable part of society who are often recovering from the impact of not only the war−torn Afghanistan that is their home but also the impact of its ever−increasing drug difficulty within the community. One of the young girls Jamila is faced to work on Chicken Street due to her father’s drug addiction. Fawad accounts how:

Her dad went to work with the poppy, and he fell under its spell as he licked the resin from his fingers during the harvest. Now he is hungry for the drug, day and night, while the rest of his family just remains hungry. (Busfield, 2009, p.147)

One can certainly feel