It was a slow start, and middle, and even ending but there was something powerful I glimpsed in “Miss Sally’s” writing.
Kabul in 2003 to 2005:
- The sever oppression of women
- The bizarre treatment of foreigners
- An us and them attitude
- And the extreme military groups
- The extreme manners (always ask after someone’s health and that of their family, faux pas not to)
- The honesty
- The affection amongst colleges and friends
Sally, an Aussie journalist, volunteers to go to Afghan to train a new wave (first generation) of radio Afghan journalists. She found it hard to live within the UN bubble and hard to live with the rock throwing Afghan males, yet she takes it all in her stride finding ways around the intolerance on both sides. “Under what circumstances do you decide to wear a burqa for your own protection?” Sally Cooper.