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In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion-a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following.

Through these encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, surprising, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between.

Synopsis:

RORY STEWART has written for the New York Times Magazine, Granta, and the London Review of Books, and is the

Synopsis:

Traces the author's 2002 journey by foot across Afghanistan, during which he survived the harsh elements through the kindness of tribal elders, teen soldiers, Taliban commanders, and foreign-aid workers whose stories he collected along his way. By the author of The Prince of the Marshes. Original. 20,000 first printing.

About the Author

Rory Stewart has written for the New York Times Magazine, Granta, and the London Review of Books, and is the author of The Places in Between. A former fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire by the British government for services in Iraq. He lives in Scotland.

Table of Contents

Contents

 

Preface ­xi

The New Civil ­Service 1

Tanks into ­Sticks 6

Whether on the Shores of ­Asia 10

 

Part ­One 15

Chicago and ­Paris 17

Huma 19

Fare ­Forward 23

These ­Boots 30

 

Part ­Two 35

Qasim 37

Impersonal ­Pronoun 44

A Tajik ­Village 48

The Emir of the ­West 50

Caravanserai, Whose ­Portals . . . 56To a Blind Mans ­Eye 62

Genealogies 69

Lest He Returning Chide . . . 74

Crown ­Jewels 85

Bread and ­Water 90

The Fighting Man ­Shall 95

A Nothing ­Man 99

 

Part Three 103

Highland ­Buildings 105

The Missionary ­Dance 112

Mirrored Cats­-­Eye ­Shades 117

Marrying a ­Muslim 120

War ­Dog 127

Commandant Haji (Moalem) Mohsin Khan of ­Kamenj 134

Cousins 141

 

Part Four 145

The Minaret of ­Jam 147

Traces in the ­Ground 157

Between Jam and ­Chaghcharan 161

Dawn ­Prayers 164

Little ­Lord 167

Frogs 172

The Windy ­Place 177 

Part ­Five 183

Name ­Navigation 185

The Greeting of ­Strangers 192

Leaves on the ­Ceiling 197

Flames 200

Zia of ­Katlish 203

The Sacred ­Guest 208

The Cave of ­Zarin 212

Devotions 217

The Defiles of the ­Valley 220

 

Part Six 227

The Intermediate Stages of ­Death 229

Winged ­Footprints 231

Blair and the ­Koran 234

Salt Ground and ­Spikenard 239

Pale Circles in ­Walls 242

@afghangov.org 245

While the Note ­Lasts 250

Part Seven 255

Footprints on the ­Ceiling 257

I Am the ­Zoom 260

Karaman 262

Khalilis ­Troops 266

And I Have ­Mine 270

The Scheme of ­Generation 273

The Source of the Kabul ­River 276

Taliban 279

Toes 285

Marble 289

 

Epilogue 295

 

Acknowledgments 299

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156035934
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Middle East - General
Author:
STEWART, RORY
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Rory Stewart
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Asia
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Asia - Central
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Travel
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Afghanistan Description and travel.
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Afghanistan Social life and customs.
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Asia-Afghanistan
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Audio Books-Travel Writing
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Business management
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Sale Books-Nonfiction
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Travel-Sale Books
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Travel Writing-Africa and Middle East
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Travel Writing-General
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Travel Writing-Middle East
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World History-Asia
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World History-Middle East
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Travel : Middle East - General
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History : Middle East - General
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Travel : Asia - Central
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History : Asia - General
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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"Synopsis" by , RORY STEWART has written for the New York Times Magazine, Granta, and the London Review of Books, and is the
"Synopsis" by , Traces the author's 2002 journey by foot across Afghanistan, during which he survived the harsh elements through the kindness of tribal elders, teen soldiers, Taliban commanders, and foreign-aid workers whose stories he collected along his way. By the author of The Prince of the Marshes. Original. 20,000 first printing.
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