Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel: Kabul of All Places . DVA Verlag (Hardcover, Current Affairs)

Kabul of All Places

13 stories of life in a war

Original Title: Ausgerechnet Kabul

Hardcover with jacket, 256 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04676-5
€ 17.99 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: March 2, 2015
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Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel - Kabul of All Places


The fearless view of a young reporter on life in Afghanistan

Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel is just 27 years old when she goes to Kabul. Her plan as a young reporter is to ferret around in Afghanistan for stories that tell more than about burkas, Taliban and Bundeswehr. She finds amazing stories and goes through moments that make her despair.

"I can observe the war; I can try to describe it; but I haven't a clue what it's like living in a war. And I am less and less convinced that we Germans can judge what our war on the Hindukush has achieved. I think there are better experts for this question: nine-year-old Madina, for example, who spends her days selling colourful wristbands in front of the NATO headquarters in Kabul; or Commander Hakimi, whose staff have been dying like flies ever since the Bundeswehr moved out of Faisabad."

Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel's book is a tribute to the optimism and courage of the Afghan people – and an unusual stocktaking of the 13 years German soldiers were stationed in Afghanistan.


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