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An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan By Jason Elliot

An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan
by Jason Elliot

A remarkable journey to the heart of a remarkable country
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An Unexpected Light, Travels in Afghanistan was greeted on publication by universal critical acclaim and is now widely acknowledged as the most influential contemporary work of Afghanistan. Written on the eve of 9/11, at the height of Afghanistan's isolation from the world, Jason Elliot's uncannily prescient account of his winter journey through the country torn by civil war is as pertinent today as it was then. Winner of the Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award in the UK and a New York Times Bestseller in the USA, it recounts the author's daring and passionate investigation into an extraordinary culture, first as a clandestine guest of the mujaheddin during the Soviet occupation, and ten years later during the Taleban advance on the besieged capital, Kabul. This new edition of An Unexpected Light is illustrated with the author's photographs and celebrates a classic work of travel literature. `Jason Elliot is that rare traveller who surrenders himself to people and places and this tale is a many-layered reconstruction of his experience . . . I am sure this book will soon be among the classics of travel' DORIS LESSING `An Unexpected Light is often unexpectedly funny and constantly perceptive, but it is also profound' New York Times `What raises the book to the level of a classic is its intensely personal meditation on the magic of unplanned adventure, of the pain and pleasure of pushing into the unknown. The whole book, like Elliot's travels themselves, operated on this heightened level' The Times

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Sku
GOR001238132
Title
An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Year published
Number of pages
496
ISBN 10
0330371622
ISBN 13
9780330371629
Prizes
Winner of Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award 2000 Winner of Thomas Cook Travel Book Award 2000
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