Automotive Holiday Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Cyber Monday Deals Week Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Prime Music Sweepstakes egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Grocery Gifts for Her Amazon Gift Card Offer mithc mithc mithc  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage Cyber Monday Video Game Deals Outdoors Gift Guide on HTL

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy Used
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: We aim to deliver to the USA within 10 days! (subject to customs delays). Cover image and publication date may vary. Paperback; English language; good condition. We are an experienced and professional UK bookseller who have been sending books worldwide for over 5 years.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Dancing with Darkness: An Afghan Journey. by Magsi Hamilton Little Paperback – February 1, 2011

2 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Paperback, February 1, 2011
"Please retry"
$5.21 $0.50

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Max (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906251436
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906251437
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,286,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The events and feelings which underpin the very personal story that Magsie Hamilton-Little tells in this book is interesting and poignant. However, I felt that it was disjointed and the way that it was written failed to stir the emotions which other books about recent Afghan history, both fiction and non-fiction, have roused in me.

One of the points which is made towards the end of the book is totally in line with the way that I have thought for most of my life: education is key to the resolution of every conflict in the world.

I am proud to say that my step-mother was the founding headmistress of the first integrated school in Northern Ireland. There are now more than fifty. Ensuring that children from every section of society will mix from their earliest moments of life teaches them that we all have more in common with others than we have differences. Those differences are very important, and learning about them from each other is a great way to educate. What a rich tapestry of beliefs we have in this world! We should celebrate those differences rather than set out to kill those who do not share our beliefs.

Back off my soap box and back to the book: there are some very sad and touching moments, especially towards the end of the book. There are also some very amusing events, and a few little twists. Whilst there is a lot of value in Magsie relating her own experiences, I just felt that a very experienced ghost writer could have made the whole story a lot more powerful.

This story doesn't take too much effort to read, so I would definitley recommend it to you if you are looking for a quick read which will tell you something about modern Afghanistan.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Bookey Peek on September 28, 2011
When people live far away, in circumstances removed from our own experience, it's easy to feel disconnected from them. We've become hardened to the daily media images of global dramas - too many of them to comprehend - until something or someone brings a story so close that you can suddenly see people, real people, who laugh and cry as you do, and somehow survive the unimaginable.
Driven by deeply-held convictions and the need to settle some internal conflicts that she never reveals, Magsie Hamilton-Little took off from her London publishing house to Afghanistan to deliver a message for a friend - becoming so involved with his family that she risked her own life to help find and rescue a kidnapped relative. She didn't merely discover what lay behind the veil, she wore it herself in order to escape detection as she travelled around the country, and in doing so experienced life as an Afghan woman.
The author pulls you into her story and won't let you go - her book is an emotional and beautifully documented journey.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse