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In My Father's Country: An Afghan Woman Defies Her Fate

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

A must read-5 Stars Plus

Samia I wish to thank you for sharing your story, I could not put the book down. When reading about your first and subsequent deployments it was as if I was there in Afghanistan with you and my husband! You arrived at BAF the same month my husband left BAF to go to Gh...
Samia I wish to thank you for sharing your story, I could not put the book down. When reading about your first and subsequent deployments it was as if I was there in Afghanistan with you and my husband! You arrived at BAF the same month my husband left BAF to go to Ghazni in 2004. I learned more from reading your book than I have from my husband, military personnel tend to not share deployment information. Even if a reader does not have a connection to the military READ this book! You will learn so much more about the highly respected and very much needed interpreters who accept to be deployed to a combat area, without them our military would be lost. Kudos to all interpreters both those who are deployed from America and those who accept the assignment in country. Thank you Samia Wahab.

posted by Snow-White-Reads on July 1, 2012

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I learned a lot about Afghan culture, but the author's incredibl

I learned a lot about Afghan culture, but the author's incredibly huge ego was distasteful and obnoxious.

posted by 4703532 on September 15, 2012

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    This was an amazing story! I found it to be informative and educ

    This was an amazing story! I found it to be informative and educational. I was eager for it to continue, I want to know where the story goes next. I was mesmerized by they detailed descriptions of the country and the people. Loved this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    Takes you into another culture

    The author takes you on her journey from Afghanistan to the United States and reminds us how much of our fate is determined by where we live and our family's support. Despite losing him early, Wahab's life has been clearly driven by her father's vision for her despite other family members wanting to hold her back. Enjoyed learning more about Pashtun culture and the issues in Afghanistan which present challenges for our troops. Would have preferred a little less time on Wasab's personal relationships but overall enjoyed the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    An eye opener

    I saw Saima Wahab interviewed on tv about this book and bought it immediately. It's a real eye opener on how Americans are perceived abroad and the misunderstandings we have about other cultures....and that other cultures have about us. I admire the author's dedication to helping US troops improve relationships in Afghanistan, and her tenacity to a difficult job.

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