by Nadeem Akbar



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/12/2008

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467012379
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781434319326

About the Book


 The novel follows years of tumultuous Afghani history through the story of a prominent Afghan family. The story spans the invasion and subsequent occupation of Afghanistan, the reign of the Taliban government, the hope of withdrawal and the bittersweet blessing of a shattered but free Afghanistan.

From valiantly fighting against Soviet Russia as part of the Afghan resistance movement, to ensuring the success of a vicious drug trade, this sweeping epic ensures a gripping climax and maintains the sincerity and compassion of a family saga.

About the Author


Nadeem Akbar has written children's books for many years that have been used as part of the curriculum in several Pakistani schools. This is her first narrative. The author is fully able to convey the feelings and aspirations of fellow Afghans with candor and style being an Afghan herself. Her family migrated from Afghanistan in the nineteenth century.

Her success as an author has brought her readership from all walks of life. Positive reviews of her books can be seen in the literary section of the English newspaper, Dawn, which currently has the widest circulation within Pakistan.

Nadeem Akbar is from Lahore, Pakistan but currently lives in London, England with her husband.