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A Fort of Nine Towers : An Afghan Family Story
by Qais Akbar Omar


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Twenty-three years ago after the Soviets left and before the Taliban came to power Kabul was a garden where seven-year-old Qais Akbar Omar flew kites from the roof of his grandfather's house. Then came the hollow sounds of rocket fire as the Mujahedin, self-proclaimed holy warriors, took over Afghanistan, and the country erupted in civil war.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Twenty-three years ago after the Soviets left and before the Taliban came to power Kabul was a garden where seven-year-old Qais Akbar Omar flew kites from the roof of his grandfather's house. Then came the hollow sounds of rocket fire as the Mujahedin, self-proclaimed holy warriors, took over Afghanistan, and the country erupted in civil war. Omar's family fled, leaving everything behind to take shelter in an old fort. But after a narrow escape from death, his father decided that the family must leave the country.

Yet the journey proved more difficult than anticipated, and in this stunning coming-of-age memoir, Omar offers a moving recollection of these events a story of daily hardships, relieved by moments of joy and immense beauty. Inflected with folktales and steeped in poetry, A Fort of Nine Towers is a life-affirming triumph.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250043658
  • ISBN-10: 1250043654
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 416
  • Dimensions: 8.22 x 5.76 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.71 pounds


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