Afghanistan Over a Cup of Tea, 46 Chronicles By Nancy Hatch Dupree


Dupree, Nancy Hatch. Markus Hakansson, Editor. AFGHANISTAN OVER A CUP OF TEA: 46 CHRONICLES BY NANCY HATCH DUPREE. Stockholm, SWEDEN: Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, 2007.

Author: Nancy Hatch Dupree
Edited By: Markus Hakansson
ISBN: 9789186936259
Binding: Hardback, 192 Pages
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First Edition. Large Square 8vo. Pictorial Boards. Fine/No Jacket-As Issued. 192pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English. “Afghanistan Over a Cup of Tea” is a collection of essays written between 1995 and 2007 by the estimable Nancy Hatch Dupree. It offers the unique views of the woman dubbed “Afghanistan’s Grandmother” on a wide range of topics including the Taliban movement, Afghan culture, sport, the status of women, the need for improved health care and education, and the current challenges to progress in her adopted homeland. According to editor Markus Hakansson, Dupree is perhaps the world’s foremost living expert on the region. She embodies the Afghan memories of the many and difficult war years, and has worked for decades to improve the quality of life for the peoples of this deeply damaged but life-affirming country. Illustrated with scores of photographs, it contains a rare account of Ms. Dupree’s own fascinating life, and is a must-read for anyone interested in Afghanistan and its renowned and cherished benefactor.

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Weight 0.79 kg
Dimensions 20.6 × 20.6 × 2.1 cm

Nancy Dupree

Nancy Hatch Dupree (October 3, 1927 – September 10, 2017) was an American historian whose work primarily focused on the history of modern Afghanistan. She was born in Cooperstown, New York, and went to Barnard College and Columbia University to study Chinese.[1] She was the director of the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University in Afghanistan and author of five books that she compiled while studying the history of Afghanistan from 1962 until the late 1970s. She was fondly called the “grandmother of Afghanistan. She died after battling an illness in Kabul, Afghanistan, at the age of 89 on September 10, 2017.