An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan

by Elliott, Jason

Rating: 5     4 Votes

Tags: Set in AFGHANISTAN Male author

An Unexpected Light

A riveting combination of history and travel, filled with modern anecdotes, traditional wisdom, and profound insights, vividly brings to life the exotic land of Afghanistan. Reprint.


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Kathy
(5 months ago)
19 Dec, 2022
Part historical evocation, part travelogue, and part personal quest, An Unexpected Light is the account of Elliot's journey through Afghanistan, a country considered off-limits to travelers for twenty years. Aware of the risks involved, but determined to explore what he could of the Afghan people and culture, Elliot leaves the relative security of Kabul. He travels by foot and on horseback, and hitches rides on trucks that eventually lead him into the snowbound mountains of the North toward Uzbekistan, the former battlefields of the Soviet army's "hidden war." Here the Afghan landscape kindles a recollection of the author's life ten years earlier, when he fought with the anti-Soviet mujaheddin resistance during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

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Country: United Kingdom flag United Kingdom
Language: EN
Genre: Adventure Biography Historical Memoir Political Travel
Recommended: 19 Dec 2022

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