Kara Kush: the gold of Ahmad Shah

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Collins, 1986 - Fiction - 575 pages
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This account of the Afghan freedom fighters and the people of Afghanistan is the most indepth look into a situation that most people couldn't even imagine. The Russians, in their misguided way thought ... Read full review

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A wonderfully colourful tale digging into the romantic ideology of Afghan's warlord culture to bring us a rich picture of life in this idyllic and intelligent land with ancient histories and densely woven traditions, too rich even for helicopter gunships and armed invaders of a superpower to crush.
Disappeared from my local library after the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan where WE became the uninvited aggressors in this already ravaged land. The story relates to the Soviet occupation (a situation little known to have been stimulated by US backed aggression within the country) in 1979 and on into the 1980s.
If one remembers that it's a tale, and not a historic reference, and enjoys the terrific views along the way, which Shah conjures with an ease of pen seldom encountered, then it is as good as adventures get and I can not recommend it enough.
 

Contents

Tigers Fort South of the Soviet Border
17
The Gold of Ahmad Shah
31
If you push me too far
77
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