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The other side of the sky : a memoir

Author: Farah Ahmedi; Mir Tamim Ansary
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This memoir profiles the author's life from the time she was born until she was seventeen years old, recounting the struggles that she faced throughout her life. The story begins when she was growing up in war torn Afghanistan. One day when she was seven, Farah woke up late, so she decided to take a shortcut to school. Unknown to her, there was a land mine that was planted in the field she was cutting across. She  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Farah Ahmedi; Farah Ahmedi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Farah Ahmedi; Mir Tamim Ansary
ISBN: 141691837X 9781416918370
OCLC Number: 167764236
Notes: Revised edition of: Story of my life / Farah Ahmedi. c2005.
Description: v, 249 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The gondola --
Where we came from --
When I was very little --
Going to school --
The shortcut --
Alone in Germany --
Back home? --
Losing my family --
Escape from Afghanistan --
Living as a refugee --
Talking to God --
Making the list --
Sojourn in Islamabad --
Arriving in America --
Discovering America --
Enter Alyce Litz --
High school in America --
Learning to drive --
The fashion show --
Looking back, looking ahead.
Responsibility: Farah Ahmedi with Tamim Ansary.
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This memoir profiles the author's life from the time she was born until she was seventeen years old, recounting the struggles that she faced throughout her life. The story begins when she was growing up in war torn Afghanistan. One day when she was seven, Farah woke up late, so she decided to take a shortcut to school. Unknown to her, there was a land mine that was planted in the field she was cutting across. She accidentally stepped on it and it exploded. After her leg was amputated and she fled to Pakistan with her mother, World Relief accepted their applications to go to America. Once they arrived, Farah and her mother continued to struggle with the new culture, language, and the speed of the modern world.

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