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Taliban Poets Sing Praise Of New Afghan Order

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AFP, 20 May 2024

AAN’s Roxanna Shapour is quoted in this news item:

Roxanna Shapour of the Afghanistan Analysts Network said that by organising events such as poetry readings, the Taliban government is attempting to “create cultural cohesion” to match their pronouncements that “Afghanistan is for all Afghans” now that foreign forces have left.

“It does include bringing everyone together, finding a rallying point,” she said.

Like their former foreign adversaries, the Taliban authorities are campaigning to capture “hearts and minds” — even using stanzas in the promotion of public works.