Jonathan Mirsky

Tora Bora To Harvard

Confessions of a Mullah Warrior


Atlantic Books 322pp £12.99 order from our bookshop

As we enter the eighth year of the latest Afghan campaign (longer than either world war), any information and insight is welcome. Reading this memoir of a young, upper-class Afghan, our uncertainty about how to think about Afghanistan will only increase. That is because Masood Farivar himself has passed through many times and lives. If Farivar has changed so much, I don’t feel bad about my own confusion.

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