Something different on the podcast this week–
The World’s Clark Boyd tells us about a new graphic novel The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan With Doctors Without Borders. It’s the tale of Didier Lefèvre, a photojournalist who accompanies a Doctors Without Borders mission into Afghanistan in 1986. The book is a mesmerizing combination of graphic novel, photojournalism and reported memoir that takes you back in time and deep inside the culture and landscape of a particular region of Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation. As Clark and I discuss in the podcast, sometimes a graphic novel makes for a more powerful history lesson than any number of academic tomes. Here are lots of ways to listen:
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And don’t miss Clark’s slideshow on the book: