At the age of 26, Graeme Smith found himself in war-torn Afghanistan as a young correspondent for the Globe and Mail.
Smith is now a senior analyst with the International Crisis Group in Kabul and he’s preparing to launch his first book, The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan, which publisher Knopf Canada describes as “a raw, uncensored account of the war in Afghanistan from a brilliant young reporter who for several years was the only Western journalist brave enough to live full-time in the dangerous southern region.”
Smith will share his personal account of the experience in Afghanistan at the sold out event Diplomacy, Guns and Money, presented by Spur festival and the Literary Review of Canada on September 23, 7 p.m. at the Gardiner Museum.
Friends in Toronto, please drop by this event and help me launch my book. http://t.co/LvlGoxJLgU
— Graeme Smith (@smithkabul) September 9, 2013
See below for an excerpt of Graeme Smith’s interview with The Agenda‘s Steve Paikin, broadcast after he produced Talking to the Taliban.