Voices from AfghanistanVoices from Afghanistan highlights letters sent by citizens of Afghanistan to Radio Azadi, the Afghan branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. These letters capture the concerns and hopes of ordinary citizens in Afghanistan living under the extraordinarily difficult conditions of conflict and war. Unable to control the larger forces that maintain and perpetuate the conflict, Afghans attempt to put some order into their daily lives—the school boy who complains about the broken window in his school demonstrates how the bitter cold is his worst enemy; the school teacher seeking to help his students writes about corruption that enables unskilled individuals to take the place of good teachers. Afghans also channel their emotions into activities that bring them some respite and give them a sense of joy, such as music, poetry, and art.