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A fort of nine towers : an Afghan family story

Author: Qais Akbar Omar
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A young Afghan man's memoir of his family and country in which the horrors and perils he faced, his imprisonment, and his quiet resistance explore life in a country whose history has become deeply entwined with the United States, but has eluded understanding.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Qais Akbar Omar; Qais Akbar Omar
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Qais Akbar Omar
ISBN: 9780374157647 0374157642
OCLC Number: 810273594
Description: 396 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The holy warriors. In the time before ; Allah-hu-Akbar ; The other side of the mountain ; To be a family again ; The long road home ; Under the earth --
Flight. The North ; The garden of Hamza's father ; Inside the head of Buddha ; Borderlands ; My teacher ; Caravan --
In the time of Shaitan. The gold ; Wakeel ; Inferno ; The dog --
The triumph of madness. A new kind of justice ; The prison ; A precious jewel ; The length of a hair ; The secret of the pigeons ; University of Taliban ; Grandfather ; One knot at a time ; A change in the air --
A journey still.
Responsibility: Qais Akbar Omar.
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A young Afghan man's memoir of his family and country in which the horrors and perils he faced, his imprisonment, and his quiet resistance explore life in a country whose history has become deeply entwined with the United States, but has eluded understanding.

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