The Resource A bed of red flowers : in search of my Afghanistan, Nelofer Pazira

A bed of red flowers : in search of my Afghanistan, Nelofer Pazira

Label
A bed of red flowers : in search of my Afghanistan
Title
A bed of red flowers
Title remainder
in search of my Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Nelofer Pazira
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""The picnic of the red flower" is a traditional time of celebration for Afghans. One of Nelofer Pazira's earliest memories is of people gathering in the countryside to admire the tulips and poppies carpeting the landscape. It is the mid-1970s, and her parents are building a future for themselves and their young children in the city of Kabul." "But when Nelofer is just five the Communists take power and her father, a respected doctor, is imprisoned along with thousands of other Afghans. The following year, the Russians invade Afghanistan, which becomes a police state and the center of a bloody conflict between the Soviet army and American-backed mujahidin fighters. A climate of violence and fear reigns."
  • "For Nelofer, there is no choice but to grow up fast. At eleven, she and her friends throw stones at the Russian tanks that stir up dust and animosity in the streets of Kabul. As a teenager she joins a resistance group, hiding her gun from her parents. Her emotional refuge is her friendship with her classmate, Dyana, with whom she shares a passion for poetry, dreams and a better life." "After a decade of war, Nelofer's family escapes across the mountains to Pakistan and later to Canada, where she continues to write to Dyana. When her friend suddenly stops writing, Nelofer fears for Dyana's life. With lyrical, narrative prose, A Bed of Red Flowers movingly tells Pazira's haunting story, as well as Afghanistan's story as a nation."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pazira, Nelofer
Dewey number
  • 958.104/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.2
LC item number
.P42 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pazira, Nelofer
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
A bed of red flowers : in search of my Afghanistan, Nelofer Pazira
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Escape -- Sleeping with wolves -- Pilgrimage -- Night of choirs of Kabul -- Token of shame -- Scud versus Stinger -- Shadows on the wall -- Naseema's revenge -- House of martyrs -- Season of grief -- Leave my daughter alone -- Dyana -- Tomb
Control code
ocm58563115
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9780743281331
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005043781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)58563115
Label
A bed of red flowers : in search of my Afghanistan, Nelofer Pazira
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Escape -- Sleeping with wolves -- Pilgrimage -- Night of choirs of Kabul -- Token of shame -- Scud versus Stinger -- Shadows on the wall -- Naseema's revenge -- House of martyrs -- Season of grief -- Leave my daughter alone -- Dyana -- Tomb
Control code
ocm58563115
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9780743281331
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005043781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)58563115

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