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Opium nation : child brides, drug lords, and one woman's journey through Afghanistan

Author: Fariba Nawa
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Opium Nation, Nawa deftly illuminates the changes that have overtaken Afghanistan after decades of unbroken war. Sharing remarkable stories of poppy farmers, corrupt officials, expats, drug lords, and addicts, including her haunting encounter with a twelve-year-old child bride who was bartered to pay off her father's opium debts, Nawa offers a revealing and provocative narrative of a homecoming more difficult  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nawa, Fariba.
Opium nation.
New York : Harper Perennial, c2011
(DLC) 2011028527
(OCoLC)639164363
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fariba Nawa
ISBN: 9780062100610 0062100610
OCLC Number: 773581436
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 358 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).
Responsibility: Fariba Nawa.
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Offers a look inside a country torn apart - from corrupt officials to warlords and child brides - while revisiting the author's own family's deep roots to the land.  Read more...

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"Nawa deftly sketches the geopolitical nightmare that is today's Afghanistan, but the book's real strength is her detailed, sensitive reporting of individual people's stories."--"Boston Globe"

 
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