New PDF release: A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan

By Nelofer Pazira

ISBN-10: 0679312714

ISBN-13: 9780679312710

ISBN-10: 0743281330

ISBN-13: 9780743281331

Written with compassion, intelligence and insight, A mattress of pink Flowers is a profoundly relocating portrait of lifestyles lower than profession and the unforgettable tale of a kin, a humans and a country.

"The picnic of the purple flower" is a standard time of party for Afghans. certainly one of Nelofer Pazira's earliest thoughts is of individuals accumulating within the nation-state to recognize the tulips and poppies carpeting the panorama. it's the mid-1970s, and her mom and dad are construction a destiny for themselves and their kids within the urban of Kabul.

but if Nelofer is simply 5 the Communists take energy and her father, a revered physician, is imprisoned besides millions of different Afghans. the subsequent yr, the Russians invade Afghanistan, which turns into a police kingdom and the guts of a bloody clash among the Soviet military and American-backed mujahidin opponents. A weather of violence and worry reigns.

For Nelofer, there isn't any selection yet to develop up quick. At 11, she and her acquaintances throw stones on the Russian tanks that fire up airborne dirt and dust and animosity within the streets of Kabul. As she joins a resistance crew, hiding her gun from her mom and dad. Her emotional shelter is her friendship together with her classmate Dyana, with whom she stocks a keenness for poetry, goals and a greater existence.

After a decade of warfare, Nelofer's kin escapes around the mountains to Pakistan and later to Canada, the place she keeps to write down to Dyana. whilst her buddy by surprise stops writing, Nelofer fears for Dyana's existence. With lyrical, narrative prose, A mattress of purple Flowers movingly tells Pazira's haunting tale, in addition to Afghanistan's tale as a nation.

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