Opium Nation Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's Journey Through Afghanistan

ISBN-10: 0061934704
ISBN-13: 9780061934704
Edition: 2011
Authors: Fariba Nawa
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa delivers a revealing and deeply personal exploration of Afghanistan and the drug trade which rules the country, from corrupt officials to warlords and child brides and beyond. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns calls Opium Nation “an insightful and informative look at the global challenge of Afghan drug trade. Fariba Nawa weaves her personal story of reconnecting with her homeland after 9/11 with a very engaging narrative that chronicles Afghanistan’s dangerous descent into opium trafficking…and most revealingly, how the drug trade has damaged the lives of ordinary Afghan people.” Readers of Gayle Lemmon Tzemach’s The Dressmaker of Khair Khana and Rory Stewart’s The Places Between will find Nawa’s personal, piercing, journalistic tale to be an indispensable addition to the cultural criticism covering this dire global crisis.

Prologue
Home After Eighteen Years
Four Decades of Unrest
A Struggle for Coherency
My Father's Voyage
Meeting Darya
A Smuggling Tradition
The Opium Bride
Traveling on the Border of Death
Where the Poppies Bloom
The Smiles of Badakhshan
My Mother's Kabul
Women on Both Sides of the Law
Adventures in Karte Parwan
Raids in Takhar
Uprisings Against Warlords
The Good Agents
In Search of Darya
Through the Mesh
Letting Go
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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