Stephen Landrigan and Qais Akbar Omar

Stephen Landrigan is a playwright and former journalist who has reported for
many organizations including Th e Washington Post and BBC Radio. He lives in
Massachusetts, from where he works with the School of Leadership, Afghanistan
Qais Akbar Omar set up a carpet factory in his home to provide employment
for women during the Taliban era. He lives in Kabul, where he writes books and
manages his family’s fourth-generation carpet business.