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The Kabul Peace House : How a Group of Young Afghans Are Daring to Dream in a Land of War - Mark Isaacs

The Kabul Peace House

How a Group of Young Afghans Are Daring to Dream in a Land of War

Paperback Published: 1st June 2019
ISBN: 9781743793152
Number Of Pages: 304

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A story of peace in a land of unending war.

This is a story of hope and resilience in Afghanistan, a country constantly under siege from within and without.

Refugee advocate, activist and acclaimed author Mark Isaacs takes us inside a remarkable and unlikely peace project established in one of the most war-torn, violent countries in the world, Afghanistan. After decades of war, few Afghans remember what it is like to live in peace, and many have never known a time without war. Yet, a group of Afghan youth, male and female, have come together – led by the charismatic and idealistic Insaan – to form a model community, a microcosm of how a new Afghanistan could be: a place of peaceful coexistence, a nation without violence and war that embraces the values of peace and humanity.

Mark takes us on a journey to the streets of Kabul, where day-to-day life involves terror and extreme danger, and lives alongside these inspirational and courageous young people in 'The Community’. Mark reveals their personal stories of trauma and loss that ultimately lead them to defy the risks and stand up to demand peace, a seemingly impossible dream. He witnesses their acts of non-violent protest, their small steps in making life better, their setbacks and struggles, but mostly their bravery and hope for a future that shines with peace.

About the Author

Mark Isaacs is a writer, an author, a researcher and a community worker. His first book, The Undesirables: Inside Nauru (Hardie Grant, 2014), is an account of his work with asylum seekers in Nauru, one of Australia's notorious offshore detention centres. His second book, Nauru Burning (Editia, 2016), follows up The Undesirables with an investigative report on human rights abuses on Nauru.

In 2017, Mark conducted an investigation into deportations to Afghanistan with the Edmund Rice Centre. The published report is called "Responsibility to Protect" and is available online for free download. Mark is currently writing another book for Hardie Grant about a community of peace activists in Afghanistan which will be published in May 2019.

ISBN: 9781743793152
ISBN-10: 1743793154
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st June 2019
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 14.46

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