Teeny Toes

Khujesta Sadri


In Afghan culture, the birth of a son is crucial because the son will take care of his parents in their old age. Khujesta Sadri finds motherhood in her new Canadian home difficult. When her brother gets engaged, she is determined that her two-month-old son will attend in perfect shoes – though he is far too young to walk. The shoes are a way for a tired mother to feel that she is giving her son the best possible start in life.

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