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The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif - Najaf Mazari

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This moving and poignant work gives the reader a rare insight into the contented 'milk and honey' life of a simple Afghan family before the civil war ripped their country apart. The lives and centuries-old livelihood of farmers, craftsmen and small business owners were destroyed in just weeks and months. As a member of the Hazara tribe, hated and targeted by the Taliban, Najaf was forced to flee the brutal attacks on his people when the Northern Alliance fell to the advancing Taliban insurgents. His flight to Pakistan, from there to Indonesia, then by boat to Australia, ends with incarceration in Woomera, where the story begins. From the compelling opening sentence to the beautiful final chapter, Najaf's integrity, his extraordinary optimism and his generosity of spirit will win the hearts and minds of all readers.

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4.0

Inspiring and true

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    Comments about The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif:

    Told with humour this is an account of a refugee success story. Through many hardships and disappointments the author triumphs in the end. Every critic of the acceptance of asylum seekers should read this book to foster understanding.

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    4.0

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      Comments about The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif:

      This is an excellent read, and one that will open your eyes to the trouble and background of many legitimate refugees. To make you think about what Afghani refugees faced, and still do, and the spirit and courage it took to leave their well known life and livelihood, and family, to travel to an unknown land for safety, and to start all over again, makes you understand a little of their plight.

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      5.0

      A must for everyone

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        Comments about The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif:

        I would never have found this book,(except through the recommendations of Booktopia) though a small book, it is so topical, and i believe a book that every australian should read. I certainly will be recommending others to read, great book for discussion.

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          Useda a gifte and once read, passed back to me ....

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          ISBN: 9780980757057
          ISBN-10: 0980757053
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 270
          Published: 1st April 2014
          Publisher: Insight Publications
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.0