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  • A Fort of Nine Towersby Qais Akbar Omar

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 7.99

    1. How did Qais Akbar Omar's portrait of his homeland change your understanding of Afghanistan and the presence of American troops there? 2. How did the author's descriptions of Kabul compare to your previous assumptions? 3. What does hospitality mean to Afghans? What does it mean to you? 4. On pages 121-122, Omar's cousin Wakeel offers a poignant... more...

  • A Fort of Nine Towersby Qais Akbar Omar

    Knopf Canada 2013; US$ 29.95

    The surprising, stunning book that took the publishing world by storm: a coming-of-age memoir of unimaginable perils and unexpected joys, steeped in the rhythms of folk tales and poetry, that is as unforgettable as it is rare--a treasure for readers.   Qais Akbar Omar was born in Kabul in a time of relative peace. Until he was 7, he lived with his... more...

  • A Fort of Nine Towersby Qais Akbar Omar

    Pan Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 12.72

    Qais Akbar Omar is 29 years old. His young life coincided with one of the most convulsive decades in Afghan history: civil war, the rise of the Taliban, and the arrival of international troops in 2001. A Fort of Nine Towers ? named for the place his parents first sought shelter from war ? is the story of Qais' family and their remarkable survival.... more...

  • A Fort of Nine Towersby Qais Akbar Omar

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 8.83

    With all the emotional power of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner , this is the very first true life account of growing up in Afghanistan. more...

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