Blog posts and accounts from author Susan Fox. A variety of posts to keep you up-to-date on Afghanistan news, ongoing developments, and notes of interest in the Middle East region. Postings also cover developments in women’s rights, political issues, and stories of human interest. Look here for book information about upcoming author events, and the occasional post on writing and publishing.
January 29, 2018
Update to the Afghan Women’s Robotics Team
By now it is known that a group of high school girls from Herat, Afghanistan won a silver medal for courage in the FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, D.C. this past July, 2017.
March 7, 2017
America’s Strength is Her Diversity
Donald Trump’s executive order to ban travel to the US from countries that are majority Muslim, has compelled me to re-visit “Little Women of Baghlan,” and explore the reasons why I wrote it.
March 5, 2016
Afghanistan National Cricket Team
Finding good news in Afghanistan is not easy, but there are stories that defy the tragic and often hopeless living conditions the Afghan people endure.
February 26, 2016
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
Barker’s experience working as a female reporter is hauntingly similar to Jo’s experience as a female Peace Corps worker nearly 50 years ago.
February 22, 2016
Afghans Skirt Strict Rules to Find Love on Social Media
Social media in Afghanistan has a new twist, a free voice in a suppressed society.