Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman’s Journey Through Afghanistan by Fariba Nawa

Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman’s Journey Through Afghanistan

byFariba Nawa

Paperback | November 8, 2011

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Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa delivers a revealing and deeply personal explorationof Afghanistan and the drug trade which rules the country, from corruptofficials to warlords and child brides and beyond. KhaledHosseini, author of The Kite Runner and AThousand Splendid Suns calls Opium Nation “an insightful andinformative look at the global challenge of Afghan drug trade. Fariba Nawa weaves her personalstory of reconnecting with her homeland after 9/11 with a very engagingnarrative that chronicles Afghanistan’s dangerous descent into opiumtrafficking…and most revealingly, how the drug trade has damaged the lives ofordinary Afghan people.” Readers of Gayle Lemmon Tzemach’sThe Dressmaker of Khair Khanaand Rory Stewart’s The Places Between will find Nawa’spersonal, piercing, journalistic tale to be an indispensable addition to thecultural criticism covering this dire global crisis.

About The Author

Fariba Nawa has written for theSan Francisco Chronicle, theChristian Science Monitor,Mother Jones,The Sunday Times Magazine(London),Newsday, and theVillage Voice. She has been a guest on CBS’s 48 Hours as well as numerous other television and radio shows on NPR, the BBC, MTV, and NBC. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her hu...

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Title:Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman’s Journey Through AfghanistanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061934704

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“Journalists, policy makers, and scholars have written on the Afghan drug trade, but no one has shown its human drama and toll like Fariba Nawa. [She] offers a unique view of the human side of this conflict in which we are so deeply engaged.”