‘Who will rebuild the country?’ Educated Afghans’ stay-or-go struggle.
Even some of those Afghans who knew they had to leave their homeland wrestled with a sense that by choosing exile they were betraying their country. How did they resolve that moral dilemma?
It became a regular ritual for Ayesha. As the Taliban swept across Afghanistan in early August, every day she found herself saying goodbye to another young, well-educated friend who was fleeing the country.
The day before Taliban forces took Kabul, one of those departing friends asked Ayesha when she herself would go. She grew angry as they...