Nadia Hashimi

Country

Afghanistan

Known for

Author and Democratic congressional candidate

Dates

Hijri 1397-Present (AH); Common Era 1977-Present (CE)

Nadia Hashimi

Biography

Dr. Nadia Hashimi is a pediatrician, novelist, and a Democratic congressional candidate for the United States House of Representatives for Maryland’s 6th congressional district. In 2014, Hashimi released her debut novel, The Pearl that Broke its Shell, a story of two Afghan women, living a century apart by connected by legacy. The book was an international bestseller and has been translated into multiple languages. In October 2017, Dr. Hashimi posted her first campaign advertisement on Facebook, officially declaring her candidacy for US Congress. She has received the official endorsement of the Feminist Majority and has focused her campaign on bringing her medical expertise to Congress. If elected, she would be the first female Democratic physician and the first Afghan-American woman to serve as a voting member of Congress.