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Annisa - Daughter of Afghanistan
Set internationally and spanning two decades, Annisa is an intricate portrait of a young Afghan girl's struggle to survive after the Soviet invasion in 1979. Her harrowing escape to America, and her fatal decision to return to her people in Afghanistan, evokes insight into a society torn apart by terrorism, drug smuggling, and bitter conflicts over the role of its women. ...more
Kindle Edition, 486 pages
Published January 2nd 2013 by Kathleen MacArthur
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This novel of a woman's anguished, shortened life is set against the very real history and horrors of Afghanistan between 1980 and 2001. Beginning as a pampered 12 year old living with her father and two servants in a nice home near the palace while her brother completed med school in NYC, the tale painfully details her emotional growth and character development. First there is the invasion by the Soviets, including plans for them to join her brother in the US. Instead, however, her father is ...more