23 Aug


Two months ago, the Afghan poet Latif Pedram published the poem “Kabul” in the French newsletter Nomade. It is a poem of witness, sorrowful but necessary, that speaks to the city’s violence and struggle–something Pedram learned about firsthand when, almost a decade ago, the Taliban forced him to flee Afghanistan. He has since returned to find that the “new city” of Kabul is no better than the old.

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