NPR logo

Listen to this 'Talk of hte Nation' topic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15850610/15850600" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Afghans Face Uncertain Future

World

Afghans Face Uncertain Future

Listen to this 'Talk of hte Nation' topic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15850610/15850600" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Afghanistan today, many people live in poverty, and must endure shortages of food, water and electricity. Khaled Hosseini, author of Kite Runner, talks about his recent trip to Afghanistan, and the fear among Afghanis that — six years after the U.S. invasion — they will be forgotten.

Guests:

Sarah Chayes, Former NPR reporter, now runs a cooperative in Kandahar, where she's lived for six years; author, The Punishment of Virtue : Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban

Seth Jones, Afghanistan analyst at the Rand Corporation

Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns; goodwill envoy to United Nations High Commission for Refugees

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.