Farkhonda ARZOOABY, director of the Partaw Cultural House, is a journalist, writer, and human rights activist in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif. She is the editor of the Dari monthly, Partaw, published by the Partaw Cultural House. She is currently a fourth-year student in the Department of Dari Literature at the Faculty of Languages and Literature of Balkh University. She studies Dari literature, including the works of Rumi. Her research articles on Rumi have been published and broadcast by the Dari daily Hasht-i-Subh and Deutsche Welle. She has also collected and compiled the Dari poems of youth in Mazar-i-Sharif under the titles Drang dar Rang (Focus on Color) and Farda Waraq Bezan (Look forward to Future).