The Honey Thief

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ReadHowYouWant, Apr 2, 2014 - Afghanistan - 383 pages
From the authors of the bestseller The Rugmaker of Mazar - e - Sharifcomes their latest book, The Honey Thief. A superb collection of spellbinding tales from Afghanistan that portray a vivid landscape of hardship and brotherhood, catastrophes and miracles. These tales of peasants, poisoners and kings leap into life to reveal the rich storytelling traditions of Afghanistan.

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Tales from the oral tradition of Afghanistan, a land where "memories are not made of air and light and colour [but]...of iron and stone"; in this collection, the stories vary in tone from the homely ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Najaf Mazari was born in 1971 in a small village near Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. He left school at age twelve, and apprenticed himself to a master rugmaker. He fled Afghanistan in 2001 in order to escape torture and the genocide of Hazara men and boys in Mazar-e-Sharif carried out by the Taliban. He eventually settled in Australia where he now owns a rug shop, selling traditional Afghan rugs. In April 2007, he was granted Australian citizenship. His memoir, The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif, was written with Robert Hillman.

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