Afghani flight to freedom

Shahnaz Qayumi (left) writes about the aftermath of the Russian withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989 and details life under Taliban rule for young readers in her latest novel.FULL STORY


The travel cure

August 16th, 2022

While trapped as a teenager in suburbia, Lisa Duncan dreamed of travelling the world. As a young adult, she mastered the art of climbing. Then, a setback as Duncan watched the onset of neurological diseases begin to destroy the bodies of her dad and brother. She saw how their lengthy illnesses took a toll on her mother, who was their caregiver. Being a loner, Duncan decided in 1996 to reclaim her identity and travel to Africa on her own – this at a time when there was no internet or Google Maps. She describes her ensuing adventures and lessons learned in the Chimanimani mountains in Zimbabwe, the dunes of Namibia and the Zambezi River in her memoir Chasing Africa: Fear Won’t Find Me Here (RMB $25). 9781771605816

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