Sonita’s World: Afghan Teen Escapes Teen Marriage With Rap Song

A young girl from Afghanistan escaped being forced into marrying a man when she was 14 years old — by writing a rap song about it. The young rapper is now living and going to school in the US, and she’s still making music about social justice in Afghanistan.

My stories about Sonita Alizadeh for PRI’s The World.

Sonita Alizadeh narrowly avoided a child marriage in Afghanistan by writing a rap song about it.

Sonita Alizadeh narrowly avoided a child marriage in Afghanistan by writing a rap song about it.

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