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Resources available for Kim Sheffields English 1A assignment on The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
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Afghanistan : a cultural and political history - Barfield, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1950-
Call Number: 958.1 BAR
ISBN: 9780691145686
Publication Date: c2010.
Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as Afghans despite the regional, cultural, and political differences that divide them.

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The Taliban - Berlatsky, Noah.
Call Number: 958.104 TAL 1 7 Day Book 7 Day Book Shelf
ISBN: 9780737752397
Publication Date: c2011.
Several articles discuss issues surrounding the Afghanistan war.

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The Soviet-Afghan War : how a superpower fought and lost - General nyi shtab
Call Number: 958.1 GRAU 1 Book Standard shelving location
ISBN: 070061186X
Publication Date: 2002
The War in Afghanistan (1979-1989) has been called "the Soviet Union's Vietnam War, " a conflict that pitted Soviet regulars against a relentless, elusive, and ultimately unbeatable Afghan guerrilla force (the mujahideen). The hit-and-run bloodletting across the war's decade tallied more than 25,000 dead Soviet soldiers plus a great many more casualties and further demoralized a USSR on the verge of disintegration.

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A thousand splendid suns - Hosseini, Khaled
Call Number: 813.6 HOS 1 Book Standard shelving location
ISBN: 9781594489501
Publication Date: 2007
Sequel to the Kite Runner. The story covers three decades of anti-Soviet jihad, civil war and Taliban tyranny through the lives of two women. Mariam is the scorned illegitimate daughter of a wealthy businessman, forced at age 15 into marrying the 40-year-old Rasheed, who grows increasingly brutal as she fails to produce a child.

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Culture and customs of Afghanistan - Emadi, Hafizullah
Call Number: 958.1 EMA 1 Book Standard shelving location
ISBN: 0313330891
Publication Date: 2005
This reference is an attempt to remedy the lack of recent literature on the culture, customs and cultural transformation of Afghanistan, a topic that has remained largely overlooked since the outbreak of civil war in 1992.

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Perilous power : the Middle East & U.S. foreign policy : dialogues on terror, democracy, war, and justice - Chomsky, Noam
Call Number: 327.73056 CHO 1 Book Standard shelving location
ISBN: 9781594513121
Publication Date: 2007
The volatile Middle East is the site of vast resources, profound passions, frequent crises, and long-standing conflicts, as well as a major source of international tensions and a key site of direct U.S. intervention.

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Afghanistan - Berlatsky, Noah
Call Number: 958.1047 AFG 1 7 Day Book 7 Day Book Shelf
ISBN: 9780737751024
Publication Date: 2011
A compendium of opinion covering the Afghan military situation, human rights status, democracy effort, and drug trade.

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Women in Islam - Henningfeld, Diane Andrews
Call Number: 305.48 WOM 1 Book Standard shelving location
ISBN: 9780737749045
Publication Date: 2011
Offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue of women in Islam.

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Islamic history : a very short introduction - Silverstein, Adam J.
Call Number: 297.09 SIL 1 Book Standard shelving location
ISBN: 9780199545728
Publication Date: 2010
Opening with a lucid overview of the rise and spread of Islam, from the seventh to the twenty-first century, this Very Short Introduction introduces the story of Islamic history, charting the evolution of what was originally a small, localized community of believers into an international religion with over a billion adherents.

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