ISBN 9789350295991,Kabul Disco: How I Did Not Become An Opium Addict In Afghanistan

Kabul Disco: How I Did Not Become An Opium Addict In Afghanistan



Harper Collins Publishers Inc

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789350295991

ISBN-10 9350295997


Number of Pages 176 Pages
Language (English)


The first instalment of Nicolas Wild's wry, perceptive graphic reportage from Kabul saw a carefree young comic- book writer land in a capital in crisis. Nicolas found himself gradually falling in love with Kabul, and decided to extend his contract with Zendagui in spite of the risks of living in Afghanistan. Book 2 sees him returning from a holiday in France to resume work as an illustrator. Nicolas is assigned to the agency's new programme: an awareness campaign against opium. Wild draws a vivid portrait of a surreal situation: the farcical nature of the message, an election where no one votes and the yo-yo that is expat life in Kabul, swinging as it does between ever-present danger and casual festivities. Irreverent and funny, Kabul Disco continues to monitor the Afghan crisis in Book 2, serving both as historical documentation and the memoir of a keen-eyed observer. About the Author Nicolas Wild is a wandering French writer and illustrator. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Kabul Disco: How I Wasn't Kidnapped in Afghanistan.