Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Writer in exile: 101st blog post

“‘A writer is always in exile,’ she said, this is what pushes him or her to write. ‘It doesn’t have to be geographical.’” From Journalist Olivia Snaije’s interview with three Syrian and Iraqi women writers living in exile: Samar Yazbek, Inaam Kachachi, and Rosa Yassin … Continue reading

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Kabul Confidential

Oh, yeah, right, like I have anything interesting to report from Kabul. If I want to be important, daring, bold, or devil-may-care, everyone else here has long since beaten me to it. There’s an article in the local expats’ magazine … Continue reading

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Back to Africa

An absolutely alphabetic itinerary: Afghanistan to Zambia, to Zimbabwe, and back to Afghanistan. Can anyone else say they have gone from the front of the alphabet, to the back, and returned to the front? Ask the lady at the Executive … Continue reading

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Dubai Bai Night

A night in Dubai. I had a layover between Afghanistan and Zambia at DXB, and I had read that there were some FlyerTalkers celebrating a birthday there. I took a cab downtown and had dinner with them, and looking out … Continue reading

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First night in Kabul

I’ve arrived without a hitch, after that long wait in the Dubai airport. I feel much better, having slept on the flight to Kabul. The guest house and compound where I’m staying is extremely nice, and seems well “fortified.” There … Continue reading

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