KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan artist, driven by past memory, buried 15 paintings – all works of modern art depicting women – in a compound three days after the Taliban entered the capital, he said.
A well-known filmmaker carried the same fear. Before she fled the country, she tucked away a large hard drive with more than 20 films in a secret location.
And an aging bookseller in his tiny sidewalk shop concealed every book the militants consider damning. They included two Bibles, translated into Dari and Pashto.
“If the Taliban fighters find this, they will punish me,” he explained,