Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy | I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan

Recorded Apr 19, 2014
Direct Download: 20140419-elizagr.mp3

For the New York Times bestselling The Tenth Parallel, journalist Eliza Griswold spent seven years traveling the geographic and ideological fronts in Africa and Asia where Christianity and Islam collide. She is also the author of Wideawake Field, a collection of poetry that visits many of these foreign landscapes. A 2012 Guggenheim fellow and former Nieman Fellow, Griswold has also been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and a slew of other leading publications. In her new book, she travels to Afghanistan to anthologize poems written by a diverse group of women who challenge the image of the voiceless figure under the burqa. 

Seamus Murphy has photographed extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. His photography from Afghanistan, begun in 1994, chronicles the tumultuous life of the Afghan people. A collection of this work, titled A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan, was published as a book in 2008 and produced into an award-winning film. He has won seven World Press Photo Awards.

Other Great Podcasts