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Kabul Classroom

Author : P.B. Travis
ISBN : 9781476606231
Genre : Education
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The author, at age 60-something, decided she was ready to do tackle something different, somewhere completely different. This book recounts the school year she spent in Kabul, teaching at the American University of Afghanistan. She tells of her life at the school, in the guesthouse, and out and about in the city--all within the security parameters necessary in a war zone. Life with the threat of kidnapping and bombings was not so easy.

Prince Of Afghanistan

Author : Louis Nowra
ISBN : 9781743314821
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Black parachutes fall from the sky: young soldiers - and a dog - on a rescue mission in a remote part of Afghanistan. But the mission ends in chaos, and Mark and Prince embark on a perilous journey through enemy territory. They depend on each other to survive. A dramatic and powerful story of war and the bond between a young soldier and a dog, from the acclaimed author of Into That Forest.

West Of Kabul East Of San Francisco

Author : Ehsan M. Entezar
ISBN : 9781524547400
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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West of Kabul, East of San Francisco is the highlights of my life story. Keeping a diary is not common in developing countries such as Afghanistan, and this makes autobiographies less common in these countries. The existing biographies and autobiographies in the Islamic countries are mostly those about the Prophet Mohammad and other important religious figures or monarchs. These biographies, however, are full of praise. This historic precedent has also had its effect on autobiographies written by Western-educated Afghans. They too are full of praise and criticisms of rivals, rarely talking about their own problems and weaknesses. In other words, they are mostly self-centered and egotistical in nature. In West of Kabul, East of San Francisco, I have tried to be as objective as possible in avoiding such pitfalls. I describe events and relationships as realistically as possible. But I realize that no one can entirely escape the influence of their mother culture.

Kabul Beauty School

Author : Deborah Rodriguez
ISBN : 1588366073
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Surrounded by men and women whose skills–as doctors, nurses, and therapists–seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother of two from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she soon found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her profession became known she was eagerly sought out by Westerners desperate for a good haircut and by Afghan women, who have a long and proud tradition of running their own beauty salons. Thus an idea was born. With the help of corporate and international sponsors, the Kabul Beauty School welcomed its first class in 2003. Well meaning but sometimes brazen, Rodriguez stumbled through language barriers, overstepped cultural customs, and constantly juggled the challenges of a postwar nation even as she learned how to empower her students to become their families’ breadwinners by learning the fundamentals of coloring techniques, haircutting, and makeup. Yet within the small haven of the beauty school, the line between teacher and student quickly blurred as these vibrant women shared with Rodriguez their stories and their hearts: the newlywed who faked her virginity on her wedding night, the twelve-year-old bride sold into marriage to pay her family’s debts, the Taliban member’s wife who pursued her training despite her husband’s constant beatings. Through these and other stories, Rodriguez found the strength to leave her own unhealthy marriage and allow herself to love again, Afghan style. With warmth and humor, Rodriguez details the lushness of a seemingly desolate region and reveals the magnificence behind the burqa. Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom. From the Hardcover edition.

The Breadwinner

Author : Deborah Ellis
ISBN : 0192752847
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.

My Afghanistan

Author : Jean Boyce-Smith
ISBN : 0964282887
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Twenty-two-years-old and newly graduated from college, the author and her husband set out on an adventure to Afghanistan. It is 1948, just three years after World War II and a year after the bloody Partition of India and Pakistan, and Ghandhi's assassination. It a time of distrust. Many Afghans want to modernize and see education in English as the key. The author and her husband are hired by The Royal Afghan Government to teach. This is their story.

Shooting Kabul

Author : N. H. Senzai
ISBN : 9781442401952
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the summer of 2001, eleven-year-old Fadi and his family immigrate to the San Francisco Bay Area, where Fadi schemes to return to the Pakistani refugee camp where his little sister was accidentally left behind.

The Other Side Of The Sky

Author : Farah Ahmedi
ISBN : 9781476726786
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Farah Ahmedi recounts her heartbreaking journey from war-torn Kabul to America in her New York Times bestselling inspirational memoir. Farah Ahmedi's "poignant tale of survival" (Chicago Tribune) chronicles her journey from war to peace. Equal parts tragedy and hope, determination and daring, Ahmedi's memoir delivers a remarkably vivid portrait of her girlhood in Kabul, where the sound of gunfire and the sight of falling bombs shaped her life and stole her family. She herself narrowly escapes death when she steps on a land mine. Eventually the war forces her to flee, first over the mountains to refugee camps across the border, and finally to America. Ahmedi proves that even in the direst circumstances, not only can the human heart endure, it can thrive. The Other Side of the Sky is "a remarkable journey" (Chicago Sun-Times), and Farah Ahmedi inspires us all.

Nasreen S Secret School

Author : Jeanette Winter
ISBN : 1442441216
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Young Nasreen has not spoken a word to anyone since her parents disappeared. In despair, her grandmother risks everything to enroll Nasreen in a secret school for girls. Will a devoted teacher, a new friend, and the worlds she discovers in books be enough to draw Nasreen out of her shell of sadness? Based on a true story from Afghanistan, this inspiring book will touch readers deeply as it affirms both the life-changing power of education and the healing power of love.

Three Years In Afghanistan

Author : Matthew Collins
ISBN : 153338942X
Genre : Humanitarian assistance
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Afghanistan is a land of conflict and massive human needs, but it is much more than that. A place of veiled beauty, its people are resilient with deeply held traditions, generous hospitality, and a sense of leeriness toward the West. In the summer of 2004, humanitarian aid worker Matthew Collins, his wife Christine, and their one-year-old daughter Ellie moved to Afghanistan. This memoir describes their first three years trying to make a difference in this incredible country. From harrowing moments of danger, to light-hearted and heartbreaking cultural encounters, they learn to overcome the challenges of fear and culture shock through faith, endurance, and love.

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