The Other Side of the Sky: A Memoir

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Farah Ahmedi recounts her heartbreaking journey from war-torn Kabul to America in her New York Times bestselling inspirational memoir.

Farah Ahmedi's "poignant tale of survival" (Chicago Tribune) chronicles her journey from war to peace. Equal parts tragedy and hope, determination and daring, Ahmedi's memoir delivers a remarkably vivid portrait of her girlhood in Kabul, where the sound of gunfire and the sight of falling bombs shaped her life and stole her family. She herself narrowly escapes death when she steps on a land mine. Eventually the war forces her to flee, first over the mountains to refugee camps across the border, and finally to America. Ahmedi proves that even in the direst circumstances, not only can the human heart endure, it can thrive. The Other Side of the Sky is "a remarkable journey" (Chicago Sun-Times), and Farah Ahmedi inspires us all.
 

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User Review  - Roberta Dumesnil - Christianbook.com

A sad story but also one with hope that maybe tomorrow things might be better. This girl has more courage and strength -- a wonderful daughter. This book encouraged me to not give up --if Farah can make it so can anyone. Read full review

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Contents

Where We Came From
13
Was Very Little
27
Going to School
35
The Shortcut
42
Alone in Germany
53
Back Home?
70
Losing My Family
88
Escape from Afghanistan
103
Making the List
134
Sojourn in Islamabad
150
Arriving in America
166
Discovering America
185
Enter Alyce Litz
194
High School in America
214
Learning to Drive
228
The Fashion Show
237

Living as a Refugee
114
Talking to God
125
Looking Back Looking Ahead
244
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Ronald E Hester is at the University of York, UK Roy M Harrison OBE is at the University of Birmingham, UK

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