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Gripping, lyrical book baring the soul of Afghanistan.,
By A Customer
This review is from: An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan (Paperback)
I spent ten years working in Afghanistan and left a few months before the author arrived there in the mid 1990s. So I knew most of the people he met and saw most of the places he visited. His descriptions are perfection. Moreover his understanding is as innate as it is deep and indeed moving. He is an accomplished stylist and a quick study of foreign lands.
This will tell you more about Afghanistan than a dozen of the current, quick-and-dirty journalism books knocked out by hacks over a weekend. This is a book you will refuse to lend, or buy in multiple copies so that one never leaves home.
It is, without a doubt, the best book on Afghans since Robert Byron's Road to Oxiana in the mid-1930s (which it rivals).
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Initial post: 28 Jul 2011 12:31:21 BDT
Just wanted to say that I agree absolutely..about the book and about Afghanistan :)
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