The Marefat School in Kabul is all about determination and hope. The Last Thousand describes the achievements of the school in the uncertainty of war, occupation, and an increasingly threatening tomorrow. It races a long ago history of Afghanistan and the prejudices that came out of that history. It looks at the recent chaos, what it has done and may yet do to Marefat. It is a little bit complicated, and sad, and inspiring, and encouraging. It will make you want to become a teacher.
I am honored to know some of the students of Marefat. I am humbled by their resilience. There is more to say, but there are not words to say it.