In 2002 Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan interviewed Shekaiba Wakili for inclusion in the Crossing the BLVD book, exhibition and audio CD. This piece was composed by Scott Johnson for Crossing the BLVD. Shekaiba reflects on her love for and memories of Afghanistan, her displacement and longing for home. On August 15, 2021, almost 20 years after the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. the Taliban took over control of Kabul. We revisit this piece to honor the lives and pain of those fleeing the Taliban, those who fled the Russian invasion and those Afghans scattered throughout the world.

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