Welcome to our web site


Our website is dedicated to Afghanistan as a country—not a war.  Although many things have changed since we lived in Kabul shortly before the Soviet invasion in the early 1970s, many things are the same.  For example, we are amused when we see photos of President Hamid Karzai with his blue and green chapan draped over his shoulders because it is exactly like the one we brought home for Don.  Because our three children were there with us, we of course took a special interest in the things that children found fascinating and so have prepared this website as a way of helping children and their teachers and parents learn about a very interesting country. 


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Alleen and Don Nilsen
Professors of English
Arizona State University


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