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The Sewing Circles of Herat: A Personal Voyage Through Afghanistan
The Sewing Circles of Herat: A Personal Voyage Through Afghanistan Christina Lamb 0060505273 9780060505271 Twenty-one-year-old Christina Lamb left suburban England for Peshawar on the frontier of the Afghan war. Captivated, she sp
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The Sewing Circles of Herat: A Personal Voyage Through Afghanistan by Christina Lamb

Twenty-one-year-old Christina Lamb left suburban England for Peshawar on the frontier of the Afghan war. Captivated, she spent two years tracking the final stages of the mujaheddin victory over the Soviets, as Afghan friends smuggled her in and out of their country in a variety of guises. Returning to Afghanistan after the attacks on the World Trade Center to report for Britains Sunday Telegraph, Lamb discovered the people no one else had written about: the abandoned victims of almost a quarter century of war. Among them, the brave women writers of Herat who risked their lives to carry on a literary tradition under the guise of sewing circles; the princess whose palace was surrounded by tanks on the eve of her wedding; the artist who painted out all the people in his works to prevent them from being destroyed by the Taliban; and Khalil Ahmed Hassani, a former Taliban torturer who admitted to breaking the spines of men and then making them stand on their heads. Christina Lambs evocative reporting brings to life these stories. Her unique perspective on Afghanistan and deep passion for the people she writes about make this the definitive account of the tragic plight of a proud nation.

Author: Christina Lamb

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 360

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Publication Date: 2004-02-03

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ISBN: 0060505273


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