Afghanistan: From The Ground Up

Baba Nazar, a village elder, listens to the news and explains it to his 4-year-old granddaughter, Leila. Image by Anna Badkhen. Afghanistan, 2011.

When Pulitzer Center grantee Anna Badkhen returned to Afghanistan at the end of 2011, she found a changed place. The villages she spent weeks in, she could no longer visit; roads she traveled on, she could no longer take. She spoke with Dick Gordon of American Public Radio's The Story about the effects the Taliban and NATO troop presence had on the small northern Afghanistan villages.

You can read more about the interview and listen at The Story.