National Press Club

NPC Book Rap: Rod Nordland

February 10, 2016

About This Video

Run time: 52 minutes

New York Times correspondent Rod Nordland discussed his new book, "The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing," on February 10, 2016.

The book is a riveting, real-life equivalent of "The Kite Runner"—an astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women’s rights in the Muslim world.