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The Little Book of Kabul


Buying, writing, sending postcards in Kabul feels almost like being in short story by Borges or Calvino.

The disruption of the postal service is one of the overlooked side effects of wars and conflicts – imagine a postman cycling streets with no name with shifting piles of rubbles or a mail van driving across a country where roadside bombs are a pretty ordinary occurrence.

Not an easy job.

This is perhaps one of the reasons why the postal service in countries in conflict is one of my (many) obsessions and this is perhaps what makes sending a postcard to those who contributed to The Little Book of Kabul Indiegogo campaign quite an extraordinary adventure.

It all starts with us roaming around looking for a place that may sell postcards.



We finally finds them in Shah Bookstore – which happens to be the protagonist of the book The Bookseller of…

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