A broken artist has to explain the Afghan Constitution to the overwhelmingly illiterate population through comic books featuring the adventures of a war orphan. He has about 24 hours to catch up on the history, politics, customs, problems, and the Constitution of a country he knows nothing about.
Also, Kabul is kinda freaky - people get kidnapped, it’s cold as hell, and the threat of violence is omnipresent.
Wild brilliantly explores the differences between the Afghan cultures around him and his own, as he and his friends crash an Ashura celebration and are certain they’re done for, only to end up on a balcony drinking tea and musing on the differences between Christian Easter egg hunts and Islamic penance.
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