Kandahar Cockney

James Fergusson reads from his autobiographical tale of two worlds, abridged by Libby Spurrier.

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In 1997 James Fergusson, a British correspondent on assignment in rebel-controlled Afghanistan, is helped by a resourceful 19-year-old interpreter called Mir.

But because of his association with the western media, the young Afghan is forced to flee to London - where the guided becomes the guide.

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Having secured asylum, James's Afghan friend gets a job.

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Mir introduces James to the politics of radical Islam.

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James and Mir return to Afghanistan to meet Mir's family.