Shadow City - A Woman Walks Kabul

Author(s): Taran Khan


Winner of the Tata Literature Live First Book Award for Non-Fiction 2020

'A fabulous piece of writing... I recommend it unreservedly' William Dalrymple

'A brilliant book' Christina Lamb

One of the first things I was told when I arrived in Kabul was never to walk...

When journalist Taran Khan arrives in Kabul, she uncovers a place that defies her expectations. Her wanderings with other Kabulis reveal a fragile city in a state of flux- stricken by near-constant war, but flickering with the promise of peace; governed by age-old codes but experimenting with new modes of living.

Her walks take her to the unvisited tombs of the dead, and to the land of the living - like the booksellers, archaeologists, film-makers and entrepreneurs who are remaking this 3,000-year-old city. And as NATO troops begin to withdraw from the country, Khan watches the cycle of transformation begin again.

'A wonderful journey' Atiq Rahimi

'Khan illuminates Kabul's life-affirming humanity' TLS


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  • : 9781784708023
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow
  • : 0.229
  • : April 2021
  • : 1.9 Centimeters X 12.8 Centimeters X 19.7 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : Taran Khan
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 958.1047
  • : 958.1047
  • : 304
  • : 304