Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's by Fariba Nawa
By Fariba Nawa
When veteran reporter Fariba Nawa again domestic to Afghanistan—the state she had fled as a baby together with her kinfolk in the course of the Soviet invasion approximately 20 years earlier—she stumbled on a fractured kingdom remodeled by way of a multibillion-dollar drug exchange. In Opium Nation, Nawa deftly illuminates the adjustments that experience overtaken Afghanistan after a long time of unbroken conflict. Sharing awesome tales of poppy farmers, corrupt officers, expats, drug lords, and addicts, together with her haunting come across with a twelve-year-old baby bride who was once bartered to repay her father’s opium money owed, Nawa deals a revealing and provocative narrative of a homecoming tougher than she ever imagined as she courageously explores her personal Afghan American id and unveils a startling portrait of a land in turmoil.
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