Come to the Dublin Library Program Room from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7th, and hear Afghan-American journalist and local author Fariba Nawa talk about her book, “Opium Nation : Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman’s Journey Through Afghanistan,”  a  revealing and deeply personal exploration of Afghanistan and the drug trade that rules the country .

Fariba Nawa grew up in both Herat and Lashgargah in Afghanistan as well as Fremont, California. She was born in Herat, Afghanistan to a native Afghan family. Her family fled the country during the Soviet invasion in the 1980s. She is trilingual in Farsi/Persian, Arabic, and English.
Fariba Nawa has written for leading publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Christian Science Monitor, the Sunday Times Magazine (London),  and  Newsday.   She has been a guest on NPR, the BBC,  NBC, and CBS’s 48 Hours

There is a limit of 46 participants for this program due to Fire Department restrictions. This limit will be strictly enforced. Free tickets will be handed out 10 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Materials available through your Alameda County Library System dealing with social conditions and the history of Afghanistan are:

Opium nation : child brides, drug lords, and one woman’s journey through Afghanistan / Fariba Nawa

New York : Harper Perennial, c2011          958.1047 NAWA

Drinking arak off an ayatollah’s beard : a journey through the inside-out worlds of Iran and Afghanistan / Nicholas Jubber

Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010                     915.50454 JUBBER

Forbidden lessons in a Kabul guesthouse : the true story of a woman who risked everything to bring hope to Afghanistan / Suraya Sadeed with Damien Lewis

New York : Voice/Hyperion, c2011                             B SADEED,S

Greetings from Afghanistan, send more ammo : dispatches from Taliban country / Benjamin Tupper

New York : NAL Caliber, c2010                              958.1047 TUPPER

My forbidden face : growing up under the Taliban : a young woman’s story / Latifa ; written with the collaboration of Shékéba Hachemi ; translated by Linda Coverdale

New York : Talk Miramax Books/Hyperion, c2001                        B LATIFA

Afghanistan : a cultural and political history / Thomas Barfield

Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2010                         958.1 BARFIELD

Afghanistan : a military history from Alexander the Great to the fall of the Taliban / Stephen Tanner

New York : Da Capo Press, c2002                            958.1 TANNER

Afghanistan : a short history of its people and politics / Martin Ewans

New York : HarperCollins, 2002, c2001                       958.1 EWANS

Behind Taliban lines [videorecording] / a Clover Films production for WGBH/Frontline ; written and produced by Jamie Doran

[Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution, c2010                  DVD 958.1046 BEHIND

A brief history of Afghanistan / Shaista Wahab and Barry Youngerman

New York : Facts On File, c2007                                  958.1 WAHAB