Opium Nation

Opium Nation

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When veteran reporter Fariba Nawa returned home to Afghanistan - the nation she had fled as a child with her family during the Soviet invasion nearly twenty years earlier - she discovered a fractured country transformed by a multibillion-dollar drug trade. In Opium Nation, Nawa deftly illuminates the changes that have overtaken Afghanistan after decades of unbroken war. Sharing remarkable stories of poppy farmers, corrupt officials, expats, drug lords, and addicts, including her haunting encounter with a twelve-year-old child bride who was bartered to pay off her father's opium debts, Nawa offers a revealing and provocative narrative of a homecoming more difficult than she ever imagined as she courageously explores her own Afghan American identity and unveils a startling portrait of a land in turmoil.

ISBN: 9780061934704

Published Date: November 8, 2011

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 358

Size: 7.80" l x 5.20" w x 1.10" h