Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 4 Page 14

to see that the greatest casualty of the Taliban’s actions is the young and most vulnerable within society. These horrific images of the Taliban’s brutality certainly make us as the audience feel a deeper commiseration for Fawad and others within Afghanistan’s clutches. Fawad continues with his memories of trauma and states how it has deeply impacted upon his family life:

I watched the whole world catch fire. As the houses of my neighbours spat out flames, the screams of fear filling my ears gradually turned into howls of mourning as the men dressed in black ripped apart our lives, beating the old people with sticks and stealing the young from their arms. In the orange light of that night, I watched those men drag my terrified sister onto the back of a truck along with twenty other girls from our village