A Fort of Nine Towers PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

A Fort of Nine Towers free pdf 'To read this book is to understand Afghanistan as it exists today. This haunting memoir traces the unimaginable odyssey of one family whose world has collapsed ...Poetic, powerful, and unforgettable.' Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner. Qais Akbar Omar was eleven when a brutal civil war engulfed Kabul. For Qais, it brought an abrupt end to a childhood filled with kites and cousins in his grandfather's garden: one of the most convulsive decades in Afghan history had begun. Ahead lay the rise of the Taliban, and, in 2001, the arrival of international forces. A Fort of Nine Towers is the story of Qais, his family and their determination to survive these upheavals as they were buffeted from one part of Afghanistan to the next. Drawing strength from each other, and their culture and faith, they sought refuge for a time in the Buddha caves of Bamyan, and later with a caravan of Kuchi nomads. When they eventually returned to Kabul, it became clear that their trials were just beginning.

About Qais Akbar Omar

Qais Akbar Omar manages his family's carpet business in Kabul and writes books. In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Colorado. He has studied business at Brandeis University and is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing at Boston University. He is a recipient of the Scholars at Risk Fellowship from Harvard University. Omar has lectured on Afghan carpets in Afghanistan, Europe, and the United States. He is the coauthor, with Stephen Landrigan, of Shakespeare in Kabul.

Details Book

Author : Qais Akbar Omar
Publisher : Picador
Data Published : 13 March 2014
ISBN : 1447221753
EAN : 9781447221753
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews A Fort of Nine Towers



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • A Fort of Nine Towers free pdfA Fort of Nine Towers

    'To read this book is to understand Afghanistan as it exists today. This haunting memoir traces the unimaginable odyssey of one family whose world has collapsed ...Poetic..


  • Kabul Beauty School free pdfKabul Beauty School

    Soon after the fall of the Taliban. in 2001. Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Surrounded by men and women whose skills-as doctors..


  • And the Mountains Echoed free pdfAnd the Mountains Echoed

    An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini. the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Kite Runner "and "A Thousand Splendid Suns..


  • West of Kabul, East of New York free pdfWest of Kabul, East of New York

    Shortly after 11th September 2001. Tamim Ansary of San Francisco sent an email to 20 friends. telling how the threatened US reprisals against Afghanistan looked to him as an Afghan American..


  • And the Mountains Echoed free pdfAnd the Mountains Echoed

    An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini. the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Kite Runner "and "A Thousand Splendid Suns." has written a new novel about how we love..


  • A Fort of Nine Towers free pdfA Fort of Nine Towers

    Free Audio Books. 'To read this book is to understand Afghanistan as it exists today. This haunting memoir traces the unimaginable odyssey of one family whose world has collapsed ...Poetic, powerful,