Young Adult Lit/Crit

March 1, 2008

come back to AFGHANISTAN

Filed under: Look What I'm Reading for Book Club! — Joyce @ 2:34 pm

Just wanted to share what I’m reading for book club.

 I borrowed Said Hyder Akbar’s memoir, COME BACK TO AFGHANISTAN, from Karen. I’m sure Allison knows all about this one for her seminar, so I won’t go into any detail. I wish I was able to attend your seminar, Allison, because I would definitely like to learn more about this topic after beginning this book. Your seminar sounds like it will be incredibly moving, and valuable.

One thing the author mentioned near the beginning, though, was the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, which I knew very little about before doing some mid-paragraph research to better understand context. It is one of many important historical issues that I think would provide plenty of worth-while discussion in a classroom. If you were particularly socially active, you might even find an avenue to allow students to become involved.

Allison, good luck. You’ve selected an amazing topic.



  1. Joyce! thanks so much for telling me about this book. It looks like a great one. I love that it’s about a teacher. Can i borrow it when you are done?

    Comment by allison — March 3, 2008 @ 9:39 am

  2. Allison,

    you bet! I don’t know if I’ll finish it before break (it’s kinda long, and I’m a slow reader)— but I’ll have it to you after we return. 🙂


    Comment by joycehansen — March 4, 2008 @ 8:56 am

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