The Real Life "Romeo and Juliet" of Afghanistan

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Shakespeare's fictional Romeo and Juliet were "star-crossed lovers" because they came from feuding Italian families. In Afghanistan, a couple is "star-crossed" in real life, because one is Shiite and the other is Sunni. Kabul Bureau Chief for the New York Times, Rod Nordland is author of The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing.




Warren Olney