In the beginning was a lie

by Rashmee

Posted on October 1, 2011

Okay, so this blog starts with a lie. It’s meant to cover 365 days – and nights – in Kabul and the title is in kitschy tribute to Khaled Hosseini, whose ‘Thousand splendid sons’ contains a score of less-than-splendid truths about Afghanistan.
But I lied. Today is 365 – 7. Day 358 in Afghanistan. We’ve been here seven days already and we’re settling into the strange half-life of being in a place but not. We live in Afghanistan but not really. We are here but not fully. 
More soon.

Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK

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