The War Widows of Afghanistan


BBC Radio 4 BBC World ServiceLisa and Jacqui live in Britain. Tajbibi and Marzia live in Afghanistan. All four women have lost their husbands in the war against the Taliban. As the deadline for NATO troop withdrawal approaches, Zarghuna Kargar hears their moving stories of love, loss and survival. (1 x 28′)

First broadcast July 2014   BBC Radio 4 & BBC World Service

Producer Mukti Jain Campion

One of the most gripping programmes I have heard in years. – Lesley Abdela


The interweaving of the experience of Afghan and British widows, with each commenting on the similarities and contrast in each other’s experiences, was masterful. – Peter Horrocks, Director BBC World Service


Radio Choice: The Daily Mail & The Sunday Telegraph

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