Kabul in Winter

Kabul in Winter

Life Without Peace in Afghanistan

Book - 2006
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Soon after the bombs stopped falling on Kabul, award-winning journalist and women's rights activist Ann Jones set out for the shattered city. This is her trenchant report from the city where she spent the next four winters working in humanitarian aid. Investigating the city's prison for women, retraining Kabul's long-silenced English teachers, Jones enters the lives of everyday women and men and reveals through small events some big disjunctions: between the new Afghan democracy and the still-entrenched warlords; between American promises and performance; between what's boasted of and what is. At once angry, profound, and starkly beautiful, Kabul in Winter brings alive the people and day-to-day life of a place whose future depends upon our own.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312426590
Branch Call Number: 958.1 J76k
Characteristics: 321 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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A tremendous book by an excellent writer. If you're looking for an intro to Afghanistan as the U.S. winds down its occupation of the country, check out Ann Jones' KABUL IN WINTER. You'll come away understanding why the Afghan government is bound to fail. The U.S. effort from the very first days has been marked by duplicity and riven with corruption. And Jones is an eyewitness. She worked for a women's rights NGO in Kabul. She'll give you a feel for the country.

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