Afghanistan by Donkey: A Year in a War Zone by Anna Badkhen

A journalist embedded with NATO troops in Afghanistan in 2011, Anna Badkhen spent most of her time getting to know the regular people of Afghanistan. Their fears, their concerns, how they lived their lives, what they thought about the Taliban, what they knew about Bin Laden and 9/11, and how the seemingly never-ending wars were affecting them. What she found is often heartbreaking and sometimes surprising. Most of her account is fascinating. I suspect she meant each chapter to be a standalone article, however, because she constantly repeated information that had been in previous chapters. This got quite tiresome. I recommend reading this book to anyone who wants to get a glimpse of the everyday life of Afghans under the shadow of war.

3 (out of 5) Stars

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Pages Read in 2018: 15,236
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