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This is the story of one family's past, and Afghanistan's search for a future

The author, Hamida Ghafour's family fled the Soviet invasion in 1981 and received political asylum in Canada. She grew up in Toronto. After reporting for Canada's national broadsheets including the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail, Hamida moved to London in September 2001. She wrote for the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Express and the Financial Mail on Sunday before the Telegraph posted her to Kabul. She also covered Afghanistan for the Globe and Mail and the Los Angeles Times.

Hamida's family are Afghan aristocracy. Her great grandfather having Brough Islam to Kafiristan - the land of the non-believers - in the remote high valleys of north-eastern Afghanistan. Her grandmother was a poet and activist who urged the Muslim world to embrace modernity in the 1930s.

This book is in great condition with no torn pages or spine damage - there isn't even a crease in the spine! Please click here to ask a question
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