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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 20 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Kabul Peace House: How a Group of Young People are Daring to Dream in a Land of War by Mark Isaacs
    The Kabul Peace House: How a Group of Young People are Daring to Dream in a Land of War - by Mark Isaacs

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781743793152 | ISBN 10: 1743793154

    This is a story of hope and resilience in Afghanistan, a country constantly under siege from within and without.   Refugee advocate, activist and author Mark Isaacs takes us inside a remarkable and unlikely peace project established in Afghan ... more

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  • Cover image of book Social Science Goes to War: The Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan by Montgomery McFate and Janice H. Laurence (Editors)
    Social Science Goes to War: The Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan - by Montgomery McFate and Janice H. Laurence (Editors)

    £22.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849044219 | ISBN 10: 184904421x

    The Human Terrain System (HTS) was catapulted into existence in 2006 by the US military’s urgent need for knowledge of the human dimension of the battlespace in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its centrepiece was embedded groups of mixed military and civilian ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Underground Girls of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys by Jenny Nordberg
    The Underground Girls of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys - by Jenny Nordberg

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781844087754 | ISBN 10: 1844087751

    Uncovers the hidden true story of the age-old tradition of 'Bacha Posh' - girls masquerading as boys - in a society that does not value females.  An Afghan woman's life expectancy is just 44 years, and her life cycle often begins and ends in disappo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan by William Dalrymple
    Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan - by William Dalrymple

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408831595 | ISBN 10: 1408831597

    In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed shakos, nearly 20,000 British and East India Company troops poured through the high mountain passes and re-established on the thron ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pink Mist by Owen Sheers
    Pink Mist - by Owen Sheers

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571315574 | ISBN 10: 0571315577

    Pink Mist is a verse-drama about three young soldiers from Bristol who are deployed to Afghanistan. School friends still in their teens, Arthur, Hads and Taff each have their own reasons for enlisting. Within a short space of time they return to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Fort of Nine Towers by Qais Akbar Omar
    A Fort of Nine Towers - by Qais Akbar Omar

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447221753 | ISBN 10: 1447221753

    With all the emotional power of The Kite Runner, this is the very first true life account of growing up in Afghanistan, by a writer who still lives in Kabul.  Qais Akbar Omar’s young life coincided with one of the most convulsive decades in Afghan h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Investment in Blood: The True Cost of Britain
    Investment in Blood: The True Cost of Britain's Afghan War - by Frank Ledwidge

    £18.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780300190625 | ISBN 10: 030019062x

    In this follow-up to his much-praised book Losing Small Wars: British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, Frank Ledwidge argues that Britain has paid a heavy cost – both financially and in human terms – for its involvement in the Afghanistan wa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West by Ahmed Rashid
    Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West - by Ahmed Rashid

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241960073 | ISBN 10: 024196007x

    Ahmed Rashid, author of Descent Into Chaos and Taliban, charts the latest developments in the dangerous trajectory of one of the world's most strategically important, and volatile, countries - and the effects on its neighbours and us all.   What ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dear Zari: Hidden Stories from Women of Afghanistan by Zarghuna Kargar
    Dear Zari: Hidden Stories from Women of Afghanistan - by Zarghuna Kargar

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099542186 | ISBN 10: 0099542188

    Compelling, enlightening, heart-breaking - Dear Zari is a collection of true stories from women in Afghanistan...   Dear Zari gives voice to the secret lives of women across Afghanistan and allows them to tell their stories in their own words: ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
    The Dressmaker of Khair Khana - by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848545564 | ISBN 10: 1848545568

    When the Taliban took control of Kabul, Kamila Sidiqi and all the women of Kabul saw their lives transformed. Overnight, they were banned from schools and offices and even forbidden from leaving their front doors on their own. The economy collapsed a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hopes and Prospects by Noam Chomsky
    Hopes and Prospects - by Noam Chomsky

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141045306 | ISBN 10: 0141045302

    In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the threats and prospects of our early twenty-first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (even under Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afgha ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre and Frédéric Lemercier
    The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders - by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre and Frédéric Lemercier

    £20.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781596433755 | ISBN 10: 1596433752

    In 1986, Afghanistan was torn apart by a war with the Soviet Union. This graphic novel/photo-journal is a record of one reporter’s arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan, accompanying the Doctors Without Borders.   Didier Lefevre’s ph ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pashtun Tales From the Pakistan-Afghan Border by Aisha Ahmad and Roger Boase
    Pashtun Tales From the Pakistan-Afghan Border - by Aisha Ahmad and Roger Boase

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780863566370 | ISBN 10: 0863566375

    These oral tales were collected in the tribal areas on the Pakistan-Afghan frontier, a region described as the last free place on earth. It was here that the caravan routes from Persia, India and China once converged.  With their blend of wit, f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Afghanistan: The Mirage of Peace by Chris Johnson & Jolyon Leslie
    Afghanistan: The Mirage of Peace - by Chris Johnson & Jolyon Leslie

    £14.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781842779569 | ISBN 10: 1842779567

    Two seasoned observers treat readers to a trenchant review of decades of international toying with the Afghan people and their state. This is a devastating critique of US and UN post-conflict policies in Afghanistan. "A vivid, intelligent journey ... more

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  • Cover image of book War with No End by Berger, Klein, Kureishi, Mieville, Roy, Soueif, Sacco and Zangana
    War with No End - by Berger, Klein, Kureishi, Mieville, Roy, Soueif, Sacco and Zangana

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781844671847 | ISBN 10: 1844671844

    This title is published on the 6th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, the beginning of the 'War on Terror', John Berger, Naomi Klein, Arundhati Roy, Joe Sacco and others examine the consequences. On October 7th 2001, US-led forces invaded Af ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love and War in Afghanistan by Alex Klaits and Gulchin Gulmamadova-Klaits
    Love and War in Afghanistan - by Alex Klaits and Gulchin Gulmamadova-Klaits

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781583227275 | ISBN 10: 158322727x

    Presents the true stories, collected by a newly wed couple in 2004, of fourteen ordinary women and men living in northeastern Afghanistan - eloped lovers, boys who marry at the age of twelve, feuding wives, Taliban and their victims, a Ukrainian defe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden by Steve Coll
    Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden - by Steve Coll

    £14.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780141020808 | ISBN 10: 0141020806

    Ghost Wars is the most accurate and revealing account yet of the CIA's secret involvement in al-Qaeda's evolution. Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll has spent years reporting from the Middle East, accessed previously classified government file ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coming Back: Diary of a mission to Afghanistan by Edoardo Albinati
    Coming Back: Diary of a mission to Afghanistan - by Edoardo Albinati

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781843919049 | ISBN 10: 1843919044

    March 2002: the repatriation of Afghan refugees begins. It is one of the largest migrations in history, an exodus of biblical proportions, yet this time people are not fleeing, but returning to their own country, where they find demolished houses, mi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sewing Circles of Herat by Christina Lamb
    The Sewing Circles of Herat - by Christina Lamb

    £12.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780007142521 | ISBN 10: 0007142528

    In the ancient city of Herat, once the cradle of Afgahan civilization, Christina Lamb stumbled upon the Golden Needle Ladies' Sewing Circle, a group apparently dedicated to one of the few female pastimes that the Taliban regime allowed. But it was mu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban by William Maley (editor)
    Fundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban - by William Maley (editor)

    £25.00   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781850653608 | ISBN 10: 1850653607

    A comprehensive account of the history, ascendancy and decline of the Taliban movement, the most dramatic manifestation of Islamic fundamentalism since the Iranian revolution. ... more

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