The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif follows the extraordinary journey of Najaf Mazari from the despair of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime to the flowering of a. Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman’s The rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif: insight text guide / Ruth Thomas. 1st ed. (pbk.) Insight text guide. 6 May The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif begins in the Woomera Detention Centre where Najaf Mazari is locked up alongside other “illegals” and.

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How can our political leaders ignore stories like Mazari’s, with so many well-written books demanding attention in the popular non-fiction market?

The Rugmaker Of Mazar-e-sharif

I will always have this story settled like silt in my soul. The two authors must have worked well together. Would be enjoyable for students who love history and have a passion for finding the depths of human emotions and struggles. Rugmsker shows what faith, honesty, and hard work can do.

The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif by Najaf Mazari

Jun 22, Mardi Edwards rated it it was amazing. It thought me that every refugee has a story instead of making a generalisation of them, being This novel is truly inspirational and heartfelt to everyone. And when the man is ready to take his place on the earth, God must feel the pride that I feel when I look at rugmzker rug I am weaving, at the strands that bind closely together and knot and make a pattern, and at the beauty of the colours.

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This book is beautifully crafted. This work is an outstanding achievement. We learn much about his family background and the losses he has endured. His family members advised against an occupation that may have been unstable and insecure. That said, I found the end of the novel ending too quickly, I think they could have added a few more chapters to show his current life and how thw Never have I read such an immersive collaborative autobiography.

Jan 31, Sam Buttigieg rated it did not like it. Each individual has the ability to contribute to such compassionate nonviolence. This is the first book that has made me cry and laugh – definitely pulled on my heart strings. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is carefully and artistically mazar-e-sharig.

The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif

Books by Najaf Mazari. For Najaf, who grew up in a war-torn country, freedom becomes a cherished and non-negotiable commodity. This should be required reading! My heart goes out to him and so does my respect and utmost belief in the strength of human nature.

I wish I could meet him. I’d love to send copies to our pollies in Canberra to evoke more empathy for people in these predicaments. However, the book was so badly written I found it frustrating to plough through. Such was his angst and despair that he sewed his lips together. Such a long day’s work to make a good man! You must be certain before you put your knife to that man’s throat.

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I cannot wait to study this book and discuss the themes associated to it. Here, for example, is a careful critique of both Russia and the US in Afghanistan, heavy with understated sarcasm: In his case, he lf believes that he has triumphed because of his faith in a benevolent God and the fact that values of truth, humility and peace will eventually triumph over adversity and brutality.

Aug 28, Rhonda Korda rated it liked it. Jan 23, Rosanne Hawke rated it it was amazing Shelves: An extremely heartfelt, honest novel about one man’s struggle through something that most of us will never even begin to comprehend. They become engulfed in a state of existential angst, fearing for their future.

A few pearls were included about his life in Afghanistan, including one pretty horrific scene where he hides from the Taliban in a claustrophobic mazaar-e-sharif. This is one man’s story but is obviously representative of many.

As he physically weaves his carpets, he also weaves in his mind the prospect of a better life, a life filled with love, hope and prosperity.