August in Kabul is the story of how America’s longest mission came to an abrupt and humiliating end, told through the eyes of Afghans whose lives have been turned upside down: a young woman who harbours dreams of a university education; a presidential staffer who works desperately to hold things together as the government collapses around him; a prisoner in the notorious Bagram Prison who suddenly finds himself free when prison guards abandon their post.
Andrew Quilty was one of a handful of Western journalists who stayed in Kabul as the city fell. This is his first-hand account of those dramatic final days. Join Walkley award-winning journalist and author Andrew Quilty, in conversation with Ebony Bennett. Only on Australia Institute TV
Andrew Quilty, journalist and author, August in Kabul
Ebony Bennett, deputy director, the Australia Institute
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