Under a Sickle Moon: A Journey Through Afghanistan


In 1984 journalist Peregrine Hodson crossed the Pakistan border into Afghanistan with rebel mujahedin smuggling arms and ammunition, beginning a thousand-mile journey through the war-torn nation. Fluent in Farsi, he was able to observe the war with stunning intimacy and eloquently capture the essence of the Afghan people and their culture.

Author: Peregrine Hodson
ISBN: 9780802139528
Binding: Paperback, 240, Pages
Published Year: 1986
Language: English

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As the travelers survived bombings by Soviet aircraft, an ambush by a rival faction, and becoming swept up in a major offensive, Hodson would come to gain a unique perspective on their hopes for peace and religious devotion. Bringing together travel writing, war reportage, and history, this is a richly rendered portrait of a complex people. “Gripping and moving … [a] powerful account of a war that has often been described as ‘forgotten.'” — Gail Pool, The Christian Science Monitor “Will long remain the most vivid account of a strange and horrible wrong.” — Ahmed Rashid, The Independent (London) “Vivid and intriguing.” — Jonathan Kirsch, — Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Weight 0.30 kg
Dimensions 21 × 13.9 × 1.7 cm