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Title:
The Rugmaker of Mazar e Sharif
Written by:
Robert HillmanNajaf Mazari 
Read by:
Humphrey Bower 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
7 hours 45 minutes 
Published:
July 01 2019 
Available Date:
July 01 2019 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9780655611127 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Memoirs 
Publisher:
Bolinda audio 
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Award winning author

An Afghan refugee’s extraordinary journey – from his early life as a shepherd boy in the mountains of Northern Afghanistan, to his forced exile after being captured and tortured by the Taliban, to incarceration in an Australian detention centre … and finally, to freedom.

This moving and poignant work gives the listener 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 listeners.

‘An extraordinary account of an epic journey to freedom, told with great intelligence, humour, poetry and integrity. Even in his darkest hours of despair, Najaf clings to hope and his deep love of life and people.’
Arnold Zable, award-winning writer and human rights advocate