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    Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul

    £9.99
    I recommend it unreservedly' William Dalrymple 'A brilliant book' Christina Lamb One of the first things I was told when I arrived in Kabul was never to walk... When journalist Taran Khan arrives in Kabul, she uncovers a place that defies her expectations.
    ISBN: 9781784708023
    AuthorTaran Khan
    Pub Date04/02/2021
    BindingPaperback
    Pages288
    Availability: In Stock

    Winner of the Tata Literature Live First Book Award for Non-Fiction 2020

    'A fabulous piece of writing... I recommend it unreservedly' William Dalrymple

    'A brilliant book' Christina Lamb

    One of the first things I was told when I arrived in Kabul was never to walk...

    When journalist Taran Khan arrives in Kabul, she uncovers a place that defies her expectations. Her wanderings with other Kabulis reveal a fragile city in a state of flux: stricken by near-constant war, but flickering with the promise of peace; governed by age-old codes but experimenting with new modes of living.

    Her walks take her to the unvisited tombs of the dead, and to the land of the living - like the booksellers, archaeologists, film-makers and entrepreneurs who are remaking this 3,000-year-old city. And as NATO troops begin to withdraw from the country, Khan watches the cycle of transformation begin again.

    'A wonderful journey' Atiq Rahimi

    'Khan illuminates [Kabul's] life-affirming humanity' TLS

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    Winner of the Tata Literature Live First Book Award for Non-Fiction 2020

    'A fabulous piece of writing... I recommend it unreservedly' William Dalrymple

    'A brilliant book' Christina Lamb

    One of the first things I was told when I arrived in Kabul was never to walk...

    When journalist Taran Khan arrives in Kabul, she uncovers a place that defies her expectations. Her wanderings with other Kabulis reveal a fragile city in a state of flux: stricken by near-constant war, but flickering with the promise of peace; governed by age-old codes but experimenting with new modes of living.

    Her walks take her to the unvisited tombs of the dead, and to the land of the living - like the booksellers, archaeologists, film-makers and entrepreneurs who are remaking this 3,000-year-old city. And as NATO troops begin to withdraw from the country, Khan watches the cycle of transformation begin again.

    'A wonderful journey' Atiq Rahimi

    'Khan illuminates [Kabul's] life-affirming humanity' TLS