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Opium Season: A Year on the Afghan Frontier

by Joel Hafvenstein

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Even though it is four years old, this book is still right on target for any American trying to follow what is happening in Afghanistan today.The way the author mixes travalogue, history, and character sketches is remarkable. He is truly a talented writer. One of my favorite sections is a dialogue in which the author, who is about to become engaged, fends off his Afghan companions questions about his love life and American courting customs with observations about the landscape through which they are passing. Wonder how the Taliban got started, how a contract company in the US works with a US agency, what is the real story about why training Afghan army and police is so far behind after 10 years ? It is here in short dispersed paragraphs. The Amazon reviews are excellent. One is even by another worker who was there when the author was. ( )
  carterchristian1 | Mar 9, 2011 |
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An aid volunteer documents his year working for an American-funded program in Afghanistan, as the group is caught between helping the poppy farmers who are struggling to make a living and fighting off the Taliban forces threatening to occupy the area.… (more)

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