A riveting and fast-paced novel in which aKara Kushaaor aThe Eagle, a as the Afghan-born, American-schooled, Adam Durany becomes knownareturns to his homeland to lead his people against the Soviet atrocities and communist infiltration that threaten to anni Adam, convinced that a resistance movement is imperative, rallies his followers, the ill-equipped patriots, to fight back. Idries Shah, the author of this gripping story, is the best-known Afghan writer of our time. His books on Sufism, philosophy, history, and travel, are known the world over. Shah was the descendant of a thousand-year-old Afghan family, and an author and teacher who found success explaining the East to the West. Kara Kush, first published in 1986, is his only novel: a fascinating adventure in which a gifted writer set out to inform the world about Afghan society, history, and culture. According to interviews with Shah, the novel is based on fact and eyewitness accounts.... ounce of fine gold. The man tested it with acid, weighed it and offered the Afghan the gold price of $2000. ... Then he would return to the highest bidder and sell at least some of them: probably not too many, to avoid suspicion. Rinda#39;s practiceanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||The Overlook Press - 2002-10-23|