Afghanistan: The people
Intended for ages 9-14, this work includes information on women and girls, Islam, and the war in Afghanistan. Topics include: early history and invaders; arrival of Islam; road to independence; Soviet wars and the War on Terrorism; Pashtuns and other ethnic groups; nomadic and village lifestyles; family celebrations; women and girls; and more.
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