A novelist’s tale of Afghanistan in 1841

October 24, 2010 at 4:24 PM Leave a comment


Tamim Ansary talks about The Widow’s Husband, a novel set in a mid-nineteenth-century Afghan village that looks at England and Russia’s battle for control of Afghanistan from an Afghan point of view.

This audio essay (mp3) is a longer version of the one on Bookpod.org.

Read the transcript (pdf)

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