The Imprisoned Issue

Rayhana Maarouf writes about the challenges her family confronted when her father was imprisoned. She is featured with her Girls Write Now mentor Anne Feigus (2013-2014).  © Kristia Phillips

Rayhana Maarouf: When A Father Goes to Prison


By Rayhana Maarouf | GIRLS WRITE NOW
My dad came back a year later when I was in the ninth grade. It was hard at first. My dad wasn’t used to a lot of noise, and we had gotten used to him not being there. It felt like he was a piece of china, so fragile you had to handle it carefully so it wouldn’t break.

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