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The Women’s Eye Reflections for the New Year 2012–#2

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We wanted to share more quotes from our TWE Interviews during the past year. Our subjects had a lot to say about their lives and conditions around the world. Here are words to ponder from some of our articles… [Read more…]

Kim Barker: Embedded Journalist On Her Strange Days Reporting From Afghanistan and Pakistan

April 28, 2011

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Journalist Kim Barker, author of “The Taliban Shuffle–Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” talks about her hair-raising adventures as an embedded journalist.

Kim Barker On “The Taliban Shuffle”— Her Candid And Witty Memoir

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Kim Barker in Khost police truck: Photo by Kuni Takahashi

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Kim Barker chronicles her exciting career as a foreign correspondent doing “The Taliban Shuffle” between Afghanistan and Pakistan in a new book published this week. If you like insightful and darkly funny tales of modern warfare, this is the book for you.

“You have to weigh the benefits with the potential for danger. It was always worth it.” Kim

As South Asia Bureau Chief for the Chicago Tribune, Kim was based in this volatile region for five years from 2004-2009. With a self-described wicked sense of humor, she gives an insider’s view of the horror, absurdities, and realities of her life as an intrepid reporter who grew to love her war zones.

Kim Barker's The Taliban ShuffleIt is a brutally honest book for those who want a no holds barred account of a reporter’s life in this infinitely complex region. Once I read it, I couldn’t wait to talk to Kim, an incomparable adventure junkie, whose opening line is “I had always wanted to meet a warlord.” [Read more…]