Afghanistan A Collection Of Stories
"A powerful collection of testimonies that depict the struggles and hopes of Afghan women. An often emotional and at times painful read, this book is ultimately a poignant celebration of human resilience under unimaginable duress. " -KHALED HOSSEINI, New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner "I am deeply touched by these stories. Dear Zari should be read by anyone who cares and wants to know about Asia and Asian women.
"A near-miraculous, brilliant debut."-George Saunders, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo "In one exquisitely crafted story after the next, Will Mackin maps the surreal psychological terrain of soldiers in a perpetual war."-Phil Klay, National Book Award-winning author of Redeployment The eleven stories in Will Mackin's mesmerizing debut collection draw from his many deployments with a special operations task force in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fighting for the Dream is a collection of oral histories of 40 Chinese American men and women-ages 24 to 94-who served in wars from World War II to conflicts in Afghanistan. These individuals defied boundaries, went against their cultural grain, and changed history. Through their personal stories, we see a greater tapestry that is the story of America in the last hundred years.
A collection of short stories focuses on the war in Afghanistan and the lives of soldiers serving in the army, both during their tours of duty and their return home as veterans.
This collection brings together seventeen of Kiplingâ s early stories, written between 1885 and 1888, when he was working as a journalist in India. Wry comedies of British officialdom alternate with glimpses into the harsh lives of the common soldiers and the Indian poor, revealing Kiplingâ s legendary powers of observation. The title story, â The Man Who Would Be King,â tells of two British vagabonds who set off to establish a small kingdom among primitive tribesmen in Afghanistan.
From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics' Circle Award-and one of the most original thinkers of our time-a riveting collection of essays about places in dramatic transitionFar and Away collects Andrew Solomon's writings about places undergoing seismic shifts-political, cultural, and spiritual. Chronicling his stint on the barricades in Moscow in 1991, when he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union, his 2002 account of the rebirth of culture in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban, his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar seeped in contradictions as it slowly, fitfully pushes toward freedom, and many other stories of profound upheaval, this book provides a unique window onto the very idea of social change.
This collection brings together seventeen of Kipling's early stories, written between 1885 and 1888 when Kipling was working as a journalist in India. Wry comedies of British officialdom alternate with glimpses into the harsh lives of the common soldiers and the Indian poor, revealing Kipling's legendary powers of observation. The title story, "The Man Who Would Be King," tells of two British vagabonds who set off to establish a small kingdom among primitive tribesmen in Afghanistan.