“On the islands, leaving comes to seem like the natural thing to do.”
Propuesta de Financiamiento para el Plan de No Hacer Nada / Funding Proposal for the Do-Nothing Plan
"I will need a grant of a million or two. / A million or more.”
Perhaps no outsider understands Afghanistan better than Iranian journalist Mohammad Hossein Jafarian. In a series of ongoing exchanges, published here in real time, Jafarian interrogates the nuance and complexity too often elided by outsiders.
A smuggler, a person of the border, can shapeshift; he can be Robin Hood or Noah. He can make people’s lives better, as he claims, or he can funnel them into this prison.
What happens when women's rights are instrumental, not ideological.