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Saira Shah embarks on a search for answers regarding a homeland she has never known. Along the way, she transforms what appeared to be a simple story into an undulating path that... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jerome Jewell
The story is vivid and captivating. I have a strong interest in Afghanistan and Afghan people, and I like how she does not just describe her people as victims but with immense... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jenny Ekberg
An essential voice and story, this memoir is both informed, personal, informative, beautiful, and full of action. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Katey Schultz
This is an okay book. It does not seem completely authentic. I was particularly put off by Saira's descriptions of the "holy warriors" as being clownish or clumsy in some... Read morePublished 16 months ago by G.
This book is beautifully written combining the poetic and the philosophical with the terrible reality and consequences of the continuing wars upon the people and culture of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Attu
It helps to have read author Idries Shah's (1926-1996) material in order to understand what his daughter, Saira is dealing with. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J. M. Manner
There was too much wishful thinking, and not enough reality in this book. The author had a hard time coming to grips with Afghanistan as it is, and Afghanistan as she wanted it to... Read morePublished on March 7, 2014 by Anzac