Abbas Nazari graduated with a BA (First Class Hons) in International relations and Diplomacy from the University of Canterbury in 2016. He won a Fulbright Scholarship and is currently working on a Masters of Security Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
'Nazari's capacity to view some of the most urgent issues facing the world from this dual perspective, outside and inside, is his memoir's key strength. It pays testament to the power of Rumi's place beyond ideas in which we may meet, and listen, as someone tells their story.' Renata Hopkins, Kete 'After the Tampa tells the heart-breaking, life affirming, heroic, remarkable story of fleeing the Taliban. A stunning book, beautifully, gently written, unflinching but also full of compassion and hope. This is a beautiful book.' John Campbell, Breakfast 1