A Fort of Nine Towers

An Afghan Family Story

Omar, Qais Akbar

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
A Fort of Nine Towers
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.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374157647
Characteristics: viii, 396 p. :,maps ;,24 cm.
Alternate Title: Fort of 9 towers


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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.


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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