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Basketball Diaries: Afghanistan

Peretz Partensky | Posted 03.01.2013 | Impact
Peretz Partensky

Most of the Afghan basketball players stepped on the court barefoot; a few wore sandals, others worn-out dress shoes. In time, the hazy fog of Afghan players coalesced into human beings with names: Big Boy Nasrat, Fleet-footed Sudir, Haji Najib, Young Azar, Engineer Izatullah, Lefty Ashoq.

Planting the Seeds

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

After stories of death and dislocation from the Soviet invasion of 1979, and now from the American occupation, Nur Akbari imagines communities learning to provide for themselves.