Return to Kabul: An Afghan American's Odyssey in Afghanistan

Return to Kabul: An Afghan American's Odyssey in Afghanistan

by Abdullah Sharif


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It had been thirty years since Abdullah Sharif moved away from his childhood home in Afghanistan-and upon returning as an American citizen and diplomat, he barely recognized the country he left behind. The once-thriving society and culture was replaced by devastation and unrest. The land, which had experienced its golden age between the 1930s and 1970s, had succumbed to a massive downfall.

It was then that Sharif began the first of two civilian deployments, dedicated to rebuilding peace and prosperity in the country where he had spent his first seventeen years. With a rare front-row view of the current issues facing Afghan citizens and deployed American civilians alike, he shared his valuable insights in the memoir Sardar: From Afghanistan's Golden Age to Carnage.

Now, in Return to Kabul: An Afghan American's Odyssey in Afghanistan , Sharif expands on the enlightening accounts of his time in Afghanistan, with information on the country's sociopolitical development and history, as well as glimpses of his family life and heritage. From carefree childhood memories to reflections on the current state of international affairs, this unique memoir crosses cultural boundaries with an unparalleled look at an Afghan-American's experiences in modern-day Afghanistan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692432518
Publisher: Abdullah Sharif
Publication date: 05/24/2015
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Abdullah Sharif was born in Afghanistan during the latter part of the country's golden age. After leaving in 1976, he became an American citizen and returned as a peace diplomat for the US State Department from 2009 to 2011 and the Department of Defense from 2012 to 2013.

Sharif has three decades of experience as an international consultant and aviation engineer, and a passion for peace-building efforts that will benefit the international community. Through his memoir Sardar: From Afghanistan's Golden Age to Carnage and its recently published sequel, he shares his experiences among the American civilians working to rebuild the country, as well as reflections on Afghan tradition and culture.

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