Kabul Wallah

Gallerie International's latest issue- its 23rd- is titled UNDERSTANDING AFGHANISTAN. This issue of the biannual periodical is a valuable collection that brings together features and stories of a country beyond the north-west frontier province... A country that has become synonymous with the Taliban... And with a long history of grandiose geopolitcal plans going awry.

But little is known about its contemporary culture. Understanding Afghanistan addresses their socio-political & cultural issues while showing a face of Afghanistan few people are aware of: its art, music, theatre, photography, cinema, poetry and anthropological story of the Kuchi nomads.

This issue of Gallerie includes a free CD of exquisite Afghan music and a beautiful documentary, Slowly Slowly Mud and Lotus, a film tracing the interface between imagination and reason in the lives of Afghan artisans