I am rubbing at my dappled milk skinPlaying under a jacarandaIn a ditch by the side of a roadAnd the sunlight pats and strokes my backAnd its full lips kiss my cheeks; constantly.A… Read More
Pan de Muerto, photo from Kitchen ParadeMy brother Andy and I once made a pitch for a TV programme to some young Channel 4 producers. We arranged a meeting with them in a buzzing… Read More
Mohammed Daoud Kahn, President of Afghanistan between 1973 and 1978Dominic Tweedie surprised me when he responded to the parallels I was drawing between the cartels in Mexico and the c… Read More
Amrullah Saleh, former Afghan chief of Intelligence By Arif SalimiYesterday we heard the news that the Afghan Chief of Intelligence has been forced to resign by Hamid Karzai… Read More
By Asad KarimiWhen I was in Afghanistan and I was six or seven years old I didn't like going to school. I hated it. I loathed it. I couldn't stand it. The teachers, all men, d… Read More
Churchill, that aristocrat who hid under a commoner's name, that arch anti-communist, when he was a young subaltern, a Lieutenant in India said of the Afghans; before running away from them… Read More
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