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The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif by [Najaf   Mazari, Robert  Hillman]
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‘An extraordinary account of an epic journey to freedom, told with great intelligence, humour, poetry and integrity. Even in his darkest hours of despair, Najaf clings to hope and his deep love of life and people.’ -- Arnold Zable, award-winning writer and human rights advocate --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Mazari fled upheaval in Afghanistan in 2001 and made his way to Australia, where he now lives with wife, Hakeema, and his daughter, Maria. He is a successful businessman with a shop in Melbourne’s antique precinct, selling traditional Afghan rugs. He is deeply involved in creating a better climate for asylum-seekers in Australia and in charity activities that provide medical and educational assistance to some of the poorest villages in Afghanistan. Each year, Najaf sponsors an Afghan Evening of traditional song, dance and cuisine that highlights the achievements of Afghans in Australia. Najaf’s first book (The Rug Maker) was on the VCE book list for 3 years, which then got extended for another 3 years. Najaf was nominated for Australian of the Year Awards 2014 and also has had a portrait entered into the Archibald by artist Phillip Howe.

Robert Hillman’s memoir, The Boy in the Green Suit, won the Australian National Biography Award for 2004. His 2007 biography, My Life as a Traitor, written with Zarah Ghahramani, appeared in numerous overseas editions. His first collaboration with Najaf Mazari, The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif has been a set text in many schools. He is also the author of Gurrumul: His Life and Music and the novels Joyful and The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted.

Humphrey Bower is a gifted and versatile actor. Since obtaining a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature at Oxford University, he has worked extensively in theatre, television and audiobook narration. Humphrey won the prestigious Audie Award (US) for his performance of The Family Frying Pan by Bryce Courtenay, and was shortlisted for an Audie Award for his performances of Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan and Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay. Humphrey's sensitive and intelligent readings are highly regarded and he is well-known for his capacity to perform a variety of accents. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B071XNWBVJ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wild Dingo Press (12 April 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1565 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 219 pages
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W. A. Thurston
5.0 out of 5 stars A Mind Changing Book
Reviewed in the United States on 6 December 2012
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PearlWine
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic story of a gentle intelligent man's life from the simplicity of life in Afganistan to the complex life in Australia.
Reviewed in the United States on 7 June 2013
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Leonie H
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling reding into the life of an Afghan man.
Reviewed in the United States on 5 April 2017
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B. M. Tobias
5.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining and insightful story into life in Afganistan.
Reviewed in the United States on 20 July 2013
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MJE
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and moving book
Reviewed in the United States on 22 June 2016
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