‘The heft of the visual’

Tim Bonyhady’s vivid prompt to memory
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October 2021, no. 436
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Two Afternoons in the Kabul Stadium: A history of Afghanistan through clothes, carpets and the camera by Tim Bonyhady

Text Publishing, $34.99 pb, 352 pp

‘The heft of the visual’

Tim Bonyhady’s vivid prompt to memory
by
October 2021, no. 436

In 1994, the Afghan mujahideen commander, Abdul Haq, rebuked the United States for forgetting about Afghanistan once the communist-backed government of Mohammad Najibullah had fallen in 1992. He predicted that Washington would rue its neglect: ‘Maybe one day they will have to send in hundreds of thousands of troops,’ he told The New York Times. ‘And if they step in, they will be stuck. We have a British grave in Afghanistan. We have a Soviet grave. And then we will have an American grave.’

Morag Fraser reviews 'Two Afternoons in the Kabul Stadium: A history of Afghanistan through clothes, carpets and the camera' by Tim Bonyhady

Two Afternoons in the Kabul Stadium: A history of Afghanistan through clothes, carpets and the camera

by Tim Bonyhady

Text Publishing, $34.99 pb, 352 pp

Buy this book

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