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Terre et Cendres: Afghanistan's story in opera

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Terre et Cendres: Afghanistan's story in opera

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After decades of war and violence, Afghanistan is still a long way from peace. French Afghan writer and director Atiq Rahimi takes us on a journey into the heart of the country in his opera Terre et Cendre, Earth and Ashes.

The book was published in 2000. Rahimi, who won the Prix Goncourt for his fourth novel in 2008, believes the operatic version allows a different, more accessible treatment of Afghanistan’s story.