Monthly Archives: June 2010

Village Elder – Mohammad Aslam

“The Taliban came here and destroyed everything. They massacred our people.”

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The Greatest Gift

“Your sheep is waiting for you!” Mr. Omar, a staff of Shuhada’s Bamyan office, called after me as I got out of our van. My yet unnamed sheep – carelessly tucked away in the back of the vehicle – groaned … Continue reading

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Women of Karte-e-Sulh

“All we do is sleep and eat – we are women. But we want to work. We will do anything.”

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The International Potato Smuggling Racket

“The Afghan government has done nothing for us! They haven’t even planted one tree! If it were up to Karzai, we would have nothing!” an irate woman in a billowy white headscarf yelled – throwing her hands up into the … Continue reading

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Potato Fields

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Markets of Bamyan

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Iraq, Afghanistan

I stood face to face with a hefty white man in a golden studded robe. He wore a matching fez atop his head, and stared back at me – his face alight with golden-studded joy. It was a portrait of … Continue reading

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