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A Fort Of Nine Towers

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Qais Akbar Omar is 29 years old. His young life coincided with one of the most convulsive decades in Afghan history: civil war, the rise of the Taliban, and the arrival of international troops in 2001. A Fort of Nine Towers - named for the place his parents first sought shelter from war - is the story of Qais' family and their remarkable survival. A group of tenacious and deeply loving people, when the fighting came they were buffeted from one part of Afghanistan to the next 'like kittens in the jaws of a lion', setting up camp on the plains, in the famous Buddha caves at Banyam, and with Kuchi nomads, before returning finally to Kabul, where they belong.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781447221753
Categories Biographies and Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities
Author(s) Qais Akbar Omar
Publisher Picador
Pages 400
Format Paperback
Dimensions 19.7cm x 2.6cm x 13cm
Weight 0.35 kg