Najib lived in Afghanistan until he was 13, then moved to Tehran, where he stayed for 20 years, and then went back to Afghanistan for 2 months before coming to Indonesia in 2014. His family is still living in Tehran, so one of the hardest things about living as a refugee here in Indonesia is being so far away from his family, especially his daughter. It is also difficult for him to face uncertainty about his future, as well as to not be allowed to work and earn money for himself while he waits here.
Najib hopes to be a writer one day. He believes that there are a lot of untold stories in Afghanistan that have yet to be recorded, and he would like to write about them. He is currently writing his own book, which he spends time every day working on it. Other than writing, he also loves swimming, biking, and going to the gym. Although it is hard to be apart from his family, Najib enjoys his current community.
Click on the link below to read Najib's book, currently a work in progress.