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Crossing the River Kabul

Kevin McLean

Crossing the River Kabul

an Afghan family odyssey

by Kevin McLean

  • 259 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Communism,
  • Afghans,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    In Crossing the River Kabul, author Kevin McLean tells the true story of Baryalai Popal"s amazing escape from Afghanistan during the Communist takeover and his return after 9/11.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementKevin McLean
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS361 .M36 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 257 pages
    Number of Pages257
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26935925M
    ISBN 101612348971
    ISBN 109781612348971
    LC Control Number2016034822
    OCLC/WorldCa962233065

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    Crossing the River is a novel of the African diaspora, following the life stories of three Africans. Each is portrayed as being in some sense the child of a nameless father who sells his children. “An exciting tale, as current today as it was in when Bar Popal and his family fled Afghanistan, Crossing the River Kabul is a harrowing adventure with life and death consequences explaining the tribulations experienced by refugees.”—John B. Alexander, former U.S. Army colonel and advisor to senior ministry officials in Kabul.

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Thus begins Crossing the River Kabul, the true story of Popals escape from Afghanistan and his eventual return. Kevin McLean weaves together Popals stories in this memoir, Baryalai Popal sees his Western-educated professors at Kabul University replaced by communists.4/5.

"Crossing the River Kabul tells Popal's epic life story in his own voice. It blends family anecdotes with personal and political history to form a readable and informative account of a turbulent phase of Afghan history through the eyes of a man who, as a descendent of one of Afghanistan's two historical ruling families, is well positioned to reflect on the political upheaval and war that have /5(5).

Crossing the River Kabul is a memoir that reads almost like a is the real life account of Baryalai Popal, the son of one of Afghanistan’s premier families. As memoirs go, it is full of family and individual details, but there is one difference that helps the book stand out among similar accounts: It is as much a political and historical textbook as it is a personal memoir.

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"Crossing the River Kabul tells Popal's epic life story in his own voice. It blends family anecdotes with personal and political history to form a readable and informative account of a turbulent phase of Afghan history through the eyes of a man who, as a descendent of one of Afghanistan's two historical ruling families, is well positioned to reflect on the political upheaval and war that have.

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“An exciting tale, as current today as it was in when Bar Popal and his family fled Afghanistan, Crossing the River Kabul is a harrowing adventure with life and death consequences explaining the tribulations experienced by following one family, this book puts a human face on the harsh realities and complexities of those millions of people who flee the destruction of their.

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From the exile of Popal's grandfather from. The Kabul River passes through the cities of Kabul, Surobi, and Jalalabad in Afghanistan before flowing into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan some 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of the Durand Line border crossing at Torkham.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the river passes through the cities of Peshawar, Charsadda, and y: Afghanistan. As a result, Popal the son could rely on many extended friends and acquaintances in his flight to Pakistan, although he largely depended on his wits to survive.

Ultimately, the book delineates a sense of what it means to hail from a proud Afghan family in the throes of violence. Details of Afghan tribal life and family well-delineated. “An exciting tale, as current today as it was in when Bar Popal and his family fled Afghanistan, Crossing the River Kabul is a harrowing adventure with life and death consequences explaining the tribulations experienced by refugees.

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Crossing the River Kabul: An Afghan Family Odyssey Kevin McLean Potomac Books (Jun 1, ) Hardcover $ (pp) Baryalai “Bari” Popal fled his native Afghanistan in after the Soviet occupation and only returned after the Taliban was ousted in Crossing the River Kabul An Afghan Family Odyssey (Book): McLean, Kevin: In Crossing the River Kabul, author Kevin McLean tells the true story of Baryalai Popal's amazing escape from Afghanistan during the Communist takeover and his return after 9/   Crossing the River Kabul An Afghan Family Odyssey by Kevin McLean University of Nebraska Press Potomac Books Biographies & Memoirs, History Pub Date 01 Jun I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Crossing the River Kabul: An Afghan Family Odyssey through University of Nebraska Press and Netgalley: It's October of Baryalai Popal finds himself and his.

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Crossing the River Kabul Kevin McLean Published by University of Nebraska Press McLean, Kevin. Crossing the River Kabul: An Afghan Family : Kevin McLean.Thus begins Crossing the River Kabul, the true story of Popal's escape from Afghanistan and his eventual return. Kevin McLean weaves together Popal's stories in this memoir, which is also a fascinating look at Afghanistan from the viewpoint of Popal and generations of his politically influential family.Major funding for River Crossings was provided by The Moore Charitable Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, New York State's Empire State Development and the I NY Division of Tourism under Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council Initiative, Tiger and Caroline Williams and The Bay & Paul Foundations.

Additional support is provided by Ed Herrington, Inc., the.