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Come from the Shadows

The Long and Lonely Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan

by Terry Glavin

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"Glavin embraces the whole country with kindness, somewhat in awe of the courage and convictions of individuals who simply will not accept the negative assumptions that outsiders can bring to them and their country." -- Globe & Mail

"Journalist Terry Glavin's book Come from the Shadows is an impassioned account of what we should know but don't about Afghanistan." -- Vancouver Sun

An award-winning journalist overturns western stereotypes as he takes readers as he takes readers "outside the wire" of the war in Afghanistan and introduces the people whose defiant courage offers hope for the future.

Far from the Taliban's grim desert strongholds, the country we visit with Terry Glavin is a surprisingly welcoming place, hidden away in alleys and narrow streets that bustle with blacksmiths, gem hawkers and spice merchants. This is the unseen Afghanistan, reawakening from decades of savagery and bloodletting.

Glavin shows us how events have unfolded in Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. Travelling with fluent interpreters and Afghan human rights activists, Glavin meets people from many walks of life -- key political figures, teachers, journalists, farmers, students, burqa-shrouded women and soccer players -- and in these pages they speak for themselves. And in the life story of Afghan-Canadian writer, translator and activist Abdulrahim Parwani, he finds the story of Afghanistan's agonies over the past 30 years.

Celebrated as "a critical voice in the dialogue that sustains a civil society," Glavin is a co-founder of the Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee and is increasingly seen as an expert on Canada's role in Afghanistan. He is also one of the best writers we have. Come from the Shadows mounts a passionately, marvellously readable challenge to the usual depiction of the war in Afghanistan. What, Glavin asks, has made the West incapable of hearing the voices of Afghans at the forefront of the global struggle against slavery, misogyny and tyranny? His answers are often unexpected and always illuminating.

About the Author
Terry Glavin is the author of Governor-General's Award finalist This Ragged Place, Nemiah: The Unconquered Country, A Ghost in the Water, and Dead Reckoning: Confronting the Crisis in Pacific Fisheries. A Death Feast in Dimlahamid was a finalist for the Hubert Evans Prize for Best BC Non-Fiction Book of 1990.
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