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Afghanistan

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Momentous changes have taken place in Afghanistan since the first edition of this Profile was published (Afghanistan: A Land in Shadow, Oxfam GB, 1998). Taliban extremists were tightening their grip on power, but the full implications of their regime were still to be seen, and the events of September 11th 2001, and their consequences for the people of Afghanistan, were as ...more
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Published February 13th 2004 by Oxfam Pub (first published December 1st 2003)
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Sydney O (Сидней О)
Now, I hate to rate a book with so much first-hand information so lowly - the information that is here is from Johnson, who lived in for Afghanistan over 5 years. She learnt a lot and went there without knowing any of the country's languages, customs, or culture. (Keep in mind that a lot of the information is presented in a more emotional fashion, as to ensure that the Afghani's seem to be on par with what the world considers 'civilised.')

However, this book was one of the most difficult to feel
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