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My Life With the Taliban
Abdul Salam Zaeef

Classification : Biography & Memoir
Pub Date : May 15, 2016
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 399
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789351951070
Price : 399

About the book
This is the autobiography of Abdul Salam Zaeef, senior member of the Taliban, whose memoirs, translated from Pashto, chronicles his extraordinary life. In compelling prose, Zaeef describes his childhood in rural Kandahar, his rise in the Taliban and his appointment as ambassador to Pakistan in 2000. He also details his subsequent arrest and imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay after September 11 and the fall of the Taliban reign, and offers a challenging counter-narrative to the standard account of Afghanistan since 1979. My Life with the Taliban provides a personal and privileged insight into the functioning of the Taliban and helps explain what drives men like Zaeef to take up arms against the foreigners who dare to invade their homeland.

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Abdul Salam Zaeef
Abdul Salam Zaeef, born in 1968 in Kandahar, was the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan before the US invasion of Afghanistan. He was detained in Pakistan in the spring of 2002 and became an 'unlawful comb...(+)