The lovers : love and vengeance in Afghanistan : a true story / Rod Nordland.
Publication year: 2017
Edition: [New edition].
Publisher: London : Hodder, 2017.
ISBN: 9781473607026 (pbk.) :
Previous edition: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2016.
This is the heartrending account of Zakia and Mohammad Ali, a couple from opposing Islamic sects, who defying their society's norms have left behind everything they know and are quite literally risking their lives for their love. She is a Sunni, he is a Shia, but as friends from childhood Zakia and Mohammad Ali could never have predicted that their love would anger their families so much that they would be forced to leave their homes finding refuge in the harsh terrain of the Afghani mountains. Without money or passports they rely on the kindness of strangers to house them for a couple of days at a time as they remain on the run, never deterred. Rod Nordland has chronicled the plight of the young lovers telling their extraordinary story of courage, perseverance and love in one of the world's most troubled countries.
xviii, 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (colour), map (black and white) ; 20 cm
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