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NFAS Committee 25 Jan '23
Archery in Afghanistan - A Scientific Exploration Society talk by Jonathan Rider
Date: Tuesday 31st January 2023
Venue: Albert Room, Coopers Arms, 87 Flood Street, Chelsea, London SW3 5TB
Jonathan travelled to Nuristan in North-Eastern Afghanistan to document the region's unique cultural heritage and to take part in an annual archery tournament. Nuristan is a remote and inaccessible province. For the last 40 years, it has been more or less 'off limits' due to intense conflict and insecurity. Nuristan was the last part of Afghanistan to be (very forcibly) converted to Islam in 1896, at which point it was known as Kafiristan - the land of the unbelievers. Made famous in the West by Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King, it retains a rich and unique cultural identity and remains comparatively isolated from the rest of Afghanistan through poor road connections and unforgiving geography. Since the Taliban have taken control of the country, access to this region has been made possible due to improved security.
In his talk, Jonathan will share a lively account of travelling and working in Nuristan under Taliban control, providing a more nuanced account of the country than many news and media outlets allow.
NFAS Committee 9 Jan '23
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NFAS Committee 1 Jan '22
our upcoming shoots...
Aurora Field Archery Club (Sun 29)
Harlequin Bowhunters (Sun 12)