Afghanistan conjures up many images in our minds; images of war amidst a landscape of dust, deserts and mountains. But what do we really know about this enigmatic country and its people; a people who are proud, hospitable yet fiercely protective of their heritage; a people who have recently endured over 30 years of conflict? This book takes us beyond the media focus on politics and war into the lives of the Afghan people, and explores the forces that have shaped their individual and collective history.
Afghanistan Revealed examines Afghanistan through the eyes of distinguished writers and specialists in their field who challenge our commonly held perceptions. Only through a greater knowledge of this extraordinary country can we hope to understand why peace and stability have been so elusive. And with due humility we can better help the Afghan people find the peace and prosperity that they deserve and aspire to.
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Fascinating account of why Afghanistan is as it is, something for everyone...
Highly professional writing, fascinating to learn about the real Afghanistan from those in the know. The concept of the book is just what we, who only pick up bits of information on Afghanistan from the media, need to know. This is a wonderful account of why Afghanistan is as it is, covering a lot of ground, from the history of the country to more personal, and very evocative, accounts from people who obviously know the region well. There is truly something for everyone. Just fascinating.