West of Kabul, East of New York

West of Kabul, East of New York

Audiobook CD - 2007
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The day after the World Trade Center was destroyed, Tamin Ansary sent an anguished e-mail to twenty friends discussing the attack from his perspective as an Afghan American. The messaged reached millions.
Publisher: [New York] : Blackstone, p2007.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780786157549
Characteristics: 7 compact discs (ca. 480 min.) :,digital ;,12 cm.


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Read by the author, a memoir of growing up in Afghanistan as the son of an Afghan father and American mother. The mother and her children later move to San Francisco. Ansary wrote a passionate email after 9/11, pointing out that the Afghans were as much victims as the occupants of the World Trade Center. He later travels to Afghanistan, in search of his roots.
I listened to this audio book some years ago, and it helped me understand Afghanistan, its history, and probable future. I especially enjoyed the author's account of his travels through North Africa and the Middle East.

Jan 24, 2016

Jan 24 2016......I just started listening to this while doing some mindless computer work. I found the first 4 tracks very moving. Why have I not heard of this book before? I went to the library site to see what comments had been made about this book.....no comments. What? Well, this will be on my next list, and I hope to see more comments on here in the future. I certainly know a few people that I will be recommending this book/audiobook to, and that is just after listening to 4 tracks!......Feb 1. My partner is listening to this, and I find myself unable to stop eavesdropping and finish the book that I am working on. Life in Afghanistan, if you want to know what it's like, this is the book for you, then, I miss a disc or two, and his adventures in Algiers and Tunis are both humorous and frightening at the same time. I may have to postpone my book?

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