Octavia Butler --- (June 1947 – February was an American science fiction writer. Recipient of the Hugo, the Nebula awards, & the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.
Malik Fakhrat owns a tea shop in one of Kabul bazaars. “Corruption has risen so much since 2004, police and officials come and ask for money every day. It’s impossible.” Two of his older sons had left the country illegally in 2010. They reached Germany and applied for asylum. >>Click-through to see a slideshow of Mikhail Galustov's Afghan Faces: http://nyr.kr/VlWaAx