Where We Live
7:22 am
Thu October 10, 2013

One Life in Afghanistan and Another at Sea

This week marks the 12 year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. But war in this country pre-dates the U.S.’s involvement. In his memoir A Fort of Nine Towers, Qais Akbar Omar recounts his life in Kabul, pre-9/11 when Afghanistan was engulfed in civil war and Taliban rule.  Qais recently stopped by our studios to talk about life in war-torn Afghanistan and some of the happier moments.

We'll also hear from Roz Savage. She’s the only woman to ever row across all major oceans - by herself. We’ll talk to Savage about conquering and surviving these trips at sea, and about the environmental lessons she took away from it.


  • Qais Akbar Omar, Author of A Fort of Nine Towers
  • Roz Savage, Ocean Rower, Environmentalist, Author

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