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I saw her on one of the talk shows I think it was the Daily Show - bought the book and I could not put it down.
The insight she has into the pashtun culture and Afghanistan's complex history is wrapped in a beautifully written account of her own struggles and life journey.
The Pashtun culture seems so foreign to me, and in some ways backwards, but this book helped me have a greater understanding.
The book arrived in excellent condition. the writer gives us a great glimpse of what growing up in that part of the world is like,Published 1 month ago by petededham
Such a good read. It made me aware of how arrogant we are in our land of freedom. The military could definitely use a book like this as a teaching moment.Published 7 months ago by Rosanne
The book was interesting in that someone born in Afghanistan during the Russian period and then raised in the US would go back to find her roots working for the US military. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Virginia K. Bolton
but WELL worth it. This will allow you to understand why SO much has gone wrong in Afghanistan despite our being there to help.Published 10 months ago by Judy Hornaday
If you read the summary you think that this might be an interesting book, about an Afghan woman who conjures up her bravery and goes back to "Her Father's Country" to help... Read morePublished 10 months ago by T. Eichner
I have a ton of respect for the author and everything that she struggled with. This also gave me a greater appreciation for Afghanistan's culture and how complicated things are... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Allison M Grant
I enjoyed it very much. I don't know how well I would have liked this lady if I had had to work with her. Read morePublished 13 months ago by judith hill
Saima deserves so many honors that it is doubtful she will ever receive!
A true american , that because of and through her love of both her adopted land and native land put... Read more