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West of Kabul, East of New York : an Afghan American story

Author: Mir Tamim Ansary
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A passionate personal journey through two cultures in conflict. Shortly after militant Islamic terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, [the author] sent an e-mail to twenty friends, telling how the threatened U.S. reprisals against Afghanistan looked to him as an Afghan American. [This book] is an urgent communiqu by an American with "an Afghan soul still inside me," who has lived in the very different worlds  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mir Tamim Ansary; Mir Tamim Ansary
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Mir Tamim Ansary
OCLC Number: 50447552
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2002. 1st ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Tamim Ansary.

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A passionate personal journey through two cultures in conflict. Shortly after militant Islamic terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, [the author] sent an e-mail to twenty friends, telling how the threatened U.S. reprisals against Afghanistan looked to him as an Afghan American. [This book] is an urgent communiqu by an American with "an Afghan soul still inside me," who has lived in the very different worlds of Islam and the secular West. The son of an Afghan man and the first American woman to live as an Afghan, [he] grew up in the intimate world of Afghan family life, one never seen by outsiders. No sooner had he emigrated to San Francisco than he was drawn into the community of Afghan expatriates sustained by the dream of returning to their country - and then drawn back to the Islamic world himself to discover the nascent phenomenon of militant religious fundamentalism. [In the book, he] has emerged as one of the most eloquent voices on the conflict between Islam and the West. [This] book is a deeply personal account of the struggle to reconcile two great civilizations and to find some point in the imagination where they might meet.-Dust jacket.

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