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The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif

The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif

by Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman

Hardback Publication Date: 01/10/2010

  $24.95
This moving and poignant work gives the reader a rare insight into the contented 'milk and honey' life of a simple Afghan family before the civil war ripped their country apart. The lives and centuries-old livelihood of farmers, craftsmen and small business owners were destroyed in just weeks and months. As a member of the Hazara tribe, hated and targeted by the Taliban, Najaf was forced to flee the brutal attacks on his people when the Northern Alliance fell to the advancing Taliban insurgents. His flight to Pakistan, from there to Indonesia, then by boat to Australia, ends with incarceration in Woomera, where the story begins. From the compelling opening sentence to the beautiful final chapter, Najaf's integrity, his extraordinary optimism and his generosity of spirit will win the hearts and minds of all readers.
ISBN:
9780980757026
9780980757026
Category:
Biography: general
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-10-2010
Publisher:
Insight Publications
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
270
Dimensions (mm):
243x160x25mm
Weight:
0.53kg
Robert Hillman

Robert Hillman has written a number of books including his 2004 memoir The Boy in the Green Suit, which won the National Biography Award, and Joyful, published by Text in 2014. He lives in Melbourne.

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