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  • He was a musician in Afghanistan. He played the guitar and the piano and sang. He was also a Hazara, a minority group in Afghanistan heavily persecuted by the Taliban. I was an 18-year-old college student who started volunteering at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Shelter when I met him. I spoke to him everyday yet did not know his name. Even after he told me, I forgot. I never forget his story though. He was forced out of Afghanistan by the Taliban and came to Italy to start fresh. I never found out whether or not he played music again.
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