ISBN 9781447221753,A Fort Of Nine Towers

A Fort Of Nine Towers


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ISBN 9781447221753

Pan Macmillan

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781447221753

ISBN-10 1447221753


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

Qais Akbar Omar was eleven when a brutal civil war engulfed Kabul. For Qais, it brought an abrupt end to a childhood filled with kites and cousins in his grandfather's garden: one of the most convulsive decades in Afghan history had begun. Ahead lay the rise of the Taliban, and, in 2001, the arrival of international forces. A Fort of Nine Towers is the story of Qais, his family and their determination to survive these upheavals as they were buffeted from one part of Afghanistan to the next. Drawing strength from each other, and their culture and faith, they sought refuge for a time in the Buddha caves of Bamyan, and later with a caravan of Kuchi nomads. When they eventually returned to Kabul, it became clear that their trials were just beginning.