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A Fort of Nine Towers

An Afghan Family Story
Omar, Qais Akbar (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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A young Afghan man's memoir of his family and country in which the horrors and perils he faced, his imprisonment, and his quiet resistance explore life in a country whose history has become deeply entwined with the United States, but has eluded understanding.
Authors: Omar, Qais Akbar
Title: A fort of nine towers
an Afghan family story
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: viii, 396 p. :,maps ;,24 cm.
Summary: A young Afghan man's memoir of his family and country in which the horrors and perils he faced, his imprisonment, and his quiet resistance explore life in a country whose history has become deeply entwined with the United States, but has eluded understanding.
Local Note: 6 15 17 35 53 57 60 80 118 122 133 138 143 172 182 193 198 203 210 211 216 222 226 242 244
Alternate Title: Fort of 9 towers
ISBN: 9780374157647
Statement of Responsibility: Qais Akbar Omar
Subject Headings: Afghanistan Biography. Afghanistan Social conditions 20th century. Omar, Qais Akbar.
LCCN: 2012034566
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Jul 07, 2014
  • apaoliel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Everyone interested in learning about the real Afghanistan and its recent history should read this book.

This is an amazing book. I could not put it down. I highly recommend it.

Oct 25, 2013
  • codylove rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

excellent

Jun 30, 2013
  • madelinemullen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This man's story was gripping as we followed him and his family from his childhood through becoming an adult. Rather than focusing exclusively on all of the misery and horror (which he describes), it includes family warmth and a lot of humor. I highly recommend it!

Jun 19, 2013
  • Shahrazad17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Alhamdulilah! One of the best books I've EVER read. I'm so glad I found this title and I'm excited that it's also recommended by O, The Oprah Magazine this month. Everyone on the planet needs to read this book and fall in love - yes, I said fall in love with - Afghanistan and her people.

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