The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life

An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
An inspirational memoir of the teenage author's struggles to survive her youth in war-torn Kabul describes her witness to brutal conflicts between the mujahideen and the Soviets during her earliest years, her extensive injuries after stepping on a land mine, and her eventual relocation to the United States. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Farah Ahmedi recounts her heartbreaking journey from war-torn Kabul to America in her New York Times bestselling inspirational memoir.

Farah Ahmedi's "poignant tale of survival" (Chicago Tribune) chronicles her journey from war to peace. Equal parts tragedy and hope, determination and daring, Ahmedi's memoir delivers a remarkably vivid portrait of her girlhood in Kabul, where the sound of gunfire and the sight of falling bombs shaped her life and stole her family. She herself narrowly escapes death when she steps on a land mine. Eventually the war forces her to flee, first over the mountains to refugee camps across the border, and finally to America. Ahmedi proves that even in the direst circumstances, not only can the human heart endure, it can thrive. The Other Side of the Sky is "a remarkable journey" (Chicago Sun-Times), and Farah Ahmedi inspires us all.

Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416918370
Characteristics: v, 249 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Ansary, Mir Tamim

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Jul 14, 2014

I found it interesting that this story line i actually true. The hardships that Farah faced were truly horrible. I'm glad that she was able to overcome all her difficulties.

Nov 18, 2010

An interesting story and essential reading for anyone dealing with new immigrants.

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