A very well written book on Afghanistan and the extremes of poverty.
I really love hearing about the lives of the people in the villages & the importance of understanding but respecting their hardships as well as their way of life.
I recommend this to book clubs, our small group is putting it on our summer read list, I will happily reread it .
This book provides an excellent picture of life in a small, isolated village in Afghanistan.
Sometimes I felt there was too much description of scenery, but I know this is... Read more
This story carried me forward even though the author seems to go out of her way to find fresh ways to say things. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Edward H. Pitts
***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a review***
There's no other way to explain it; I would rather have been reading a thesaurus or a dictionary. Read more
This is a must read for everyone who owns or has even walked on a beautiful carpet. Look underneath for the sticky fingerprints of a four year old girl.Published 11 months ago by Ann Mason
this time capsule is beautifully presented, wrapped with warm deep red carpet wool for tangible effect. the story is pertinant, current, gorgeous, frightening, sorrowful - life. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Danielle E.
I love the idea of living in a remote part of Afghanistan and living among one family of rug makers and seeing a rug created from start to finish. Read morePublished 13 months ago by traveler
"The World is a Carpet" by Anna Badkhen is the story of a woman's journey in rural Afghanistan. The author has a very evocative way of describing landscapes and people, and this... Read morePublished 15 months ago by K. Kennedy
Not what I expected and would not recommend it. Read other books on Afghan and learned more and kept me interested.Published 15 months ago by John&Carol Huggard