Kim Barker joined the Chicago Tribune in 2001 and was the South Asia bureau chief from 2004 to 2009. She held the 2009-2010 Council on Foreign Relations’ prestigious Edward R. Murrow press fellowship. She is currently a reporter at ProPublica and lives in New York City.
Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor On Sale: March 6, 2012 Price: $15.95
When Kim Barker first arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002, she barely owned a passport, spoke only English and had little idea how to do the “Taliban Shuffle” between Afghanistan and Pakistan. No matter—her stories about Islamic militants and shaky reconstruction were soon overshadowed by the bigger news in...
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