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August 3rd, 2013
thesmithian

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a woman in a burka, and…she’s fighting the…Taliban, one book and pen at a time. Introducing Burka Avenger, Pakistan’s first animated superheroine, who, like her American counterparts, leads two lives. By day she’s a “mild-mannered school teacher,” but her secret avatar is the “lady in black” who is always there to save Pakistani girls from the members of the aggressively conservative, anti-literacy Taliban.

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