An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan

By: Elliot, Jason

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Slight water damage to rear pages, pages lightly toned. 1999 Trade Paperback. 473 pp. Black and white maps included. Part historical evocation, part travelogue, and part personal quest, An Unexpected Light is the account of Elliot's journey through Afghanistan, a country considered off-limits to travelers for twenty years. Aware of the risks involved, but determined to explore what he could of the Afghan people and culture, Elliot leaves the relative security of Kabul. He travels by foot and on horseback, and hitches rides on trucks that eventually lead him into the snowbound mountains of the North toward Uzbekistan, the former battlefields of the Soviet army's hidden war. Here the Afghan landscape kindles a recollection of the author's life ten years earlier, when he fought with the anti-Soviet mujaheddin resistance during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Weaving different Afghan times and visits with revealing insights on matters ranging from antipersonnel mines to Sufism, Elliot has created a narrative mosaic of startling prose that captures perfectly the powerful allure of a seldom-glimpsed world.Keywords: JASON ELLIOT UNEXPECTED LIGHT TRAVELS AFGHANISTAN TRAVEL ADVENTURE BIOGRAPHY MIDDLE EAST TRAVELOGUE

Title: An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan

Author: Elliot, Jason

Categories: Biography, Adventure, Middle East,

Publisher: Picador: 1999

ISBN Number: 0312288468

ISBN Number 13: 9780312288464

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2197888