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The Kabul Peace House: How a Group of Young Afghans are Daring to Dream in a Land of War

Mark Isaacs

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Hardie Grant Books
01 June 2019
Social issues & processes; Human rights
A story of peace in a land of unending war.

This is a story of hope and resilience in Afghanistan, a country constantly under siege from within and without.

Refugee advocate, activist and acclaimed author Mark Isaacs takes us inside a remarkable and unlikely peace project established in one of the most war-torn, violent countries in the world, Afghanistan. After decades of war, few Afghans remember what it is like to live in peace, and many have never known a time without war. Yet, a group of Afghan youth, male and female, have come together - led by the charismatic and idealistic Insaan - to form a model community, a microcosm of how a new Afghanistan could be: a place of peaceful coexistence, a nation without violence and war that embraces the values of peace and humanity.

Mark takes us on a journey to the streets of Kabul, where day-to-day life involves terror and extreme danger, and lives alongside these inspirational and courageous young people in 'The Community'. Mark reveals their personal stories of trauma and loss that ultimately lead them to defy the risks and stand up to demand peace, a seemingly impossible dream. He witnesses their acts of non-violent protest, their small steps in making life better, their setbacks and struggles, but mostly their bravery and hope for a future that shines with peace.
By:   Mark Isaacs
Imprint:   Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   410g
ISBN:   9781743793152
ISBN 10:   1743793154
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Isaacs is a writer, a community worker, an adventurer, and a campaigner for social justice. After publishing The Undesirables: Inside Nauru in March 2014, Mark continued to work for an asylum seeker settlement service in Sydney. Mark appeared in Eve Orner's 2016 documentary Chasing Asylum and has written for Foreign Policy, World Policy Journal, Huffington Post, New Internationalist, Mamamia, New Matilda and VICE.

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