I highly recommend this book to learn a completely different perspective from a living day to day n Grmsny point of view. Gave a picosecond glimpse of Pashtun culture. I think the author was quite fair in her In my fathers country of both parents, disapproving and questioning many of their decisions as well as showing the positive things.
I did gain some insight into the challenges facing American forces in Afghanistan, but Wahab offers little hope for progress in that country, especially for its women.
I found the descriptions of he While Saima Wahab is an impressive person, in my opinion she is not an impressive writer. Her cultural-conflict, confusion, gratitudeness, gladness, is the part she has written nicely.
She has reconstructed this story from diaries and letters 60 years later. Her father was in the military during both world wars and was quite high ranking, involved with intelligence and troop logistics at times. She also left out a lot of details, perhaps to protect her family, that would have helped me understand her experiences.
She could have let go off her romantic episode, simply because this was too much information. And add to this her somewhat adolescent behavior to the opposite sex and the book gets old very quick. This family was a bit unusual in that they were quite wealthy industrialists with a bit of marital mixing with Danish families.
Its worth reading not because it is easy to follow, or especially well-written -- it tends to be a How are lives are lived in the swirl of war? The author was six years old in when her father was hanged. Wahab describes her emotions without involving you in them.
The beginning was nice, progress boring and the end of book, a rush. She was too young at the time to be very aware and it is this journey of discovery after the fact that helps her come to peace with the things many families had to deal with and turn a blind eye to.
Perhaps it was the irritation I felt every time she assigned a characteristic or personality trait to the Pashtun blood in her veins; blood which differs not all from the "dutch blood" flowing in my veins. I found the descriptions of her romantic relationships particularly frustrating.
Very very sad, tragic story for Germany as a country, and for the millions upon millions slaughtered as a result. I would be curious to know how the many relatives of her decimated family fared after the war.
Hones The first half of this book was good. Interspersed with the narrative and quoting from letters, she added her own modern day opinions about the moral issues the Germans had to face at the time. Thing is we all are everywhere too curious about Afghan and personal romance story is a distraction, an irritating one if it keep happening on every second page.
It is difficult to put in words all the things I liked. And the upper-middle classes with the most to lose materially and socially, are seduced-- not because they agree with all the crude populist does, but because they decide to chime in, to agree with what suits them, and to not to disagree very hard with clashes with their sense of decency.
Its worth reading not because it is easy to follow, or especially well-written -- it tends to be a jumble of things with confusing jumps in time -it is worthwhile but because it does give you some sense of how much people try to preserve normalcy while abnormality is taking hold.
I wanted to be involved in her story; I wanted to understand her struggle to reconcile her pride in being Pashtun with her desire to live the life of an independent woman. She describes three successive relationships with American men, all of whom want to marry her, all of whom seem willing to put up with a lot of crap to be with her.
Another great thing about the book was the historical and political context that put many of these moral issues in perspective. Yet none of these men emerge as a full-formed character and I never really felt any emotional involvement with these romances.“If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, ‘My Father’s Country’ is indeed my genuine attempt to pay homage to these timeless songs and the legendary artists that made them part of country music history,” says Jewell.
Jan 01, · In My Father's Country. 1h 20min | Documentary | January (USA) In one of the most remote corners of indigenous Australia, a small community is fighting for its traditions and its future. Looking to the nearby mining towns and /10(8). All fathers in Western civilization must have.
All fathers in Western civilization must have. All fathers in Western civilization must have Skip to Content. Show Menu Poetry Foundation. Poems. Poems Home The Father of My Country By Diane Wakoski About this Poet Poet and essayist Diane Wakoski was born in Whittier, California.
Samuel Francis Smith wrote the lyrics to "My Country 'Tis of Thee" inLand where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From ev'ry mountainside Let freedom ring!
2 My native country, thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love; I love thy rocks and rills.
Aug 25, · My country tis of thee, Land where my fathers died! Land of the Pilgrim's pride! From every mountain side, Let freedom ring! My native country, thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love. I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills; My heart with rapture fills.
My Father's Country has ratings and 43 reviews. Feodora said: It was a really really good book, esp as an audiobook. It was well read. She made you r /5.Download