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By Nelofer Pazira

ISBN-10: 0679312714

ISBN-13: 9780679312710

ISBN-10: 0743281330

ISBN-13: 9780743281331

Written with compassion, intelligence and insight, A mattress of pink Flowers is a profoundly relocating portrait of existence less than profession and the unforgettable tale of a kin, a humans and a country.

"The picnic of the pink flower" is a standard time of social gathering for Afghans. considered one of Nelofer Pazira's earliest thoughts is of individuals collecting within the nation-state to respect the tulips and poppies carpeting the panorama. it's the mid-1970s, and her mom and dad are development a destiny for themselves and their little ones within the urban of Kabul.

but if Nelofer is simply 5 the Communists take strength and her father, a revered health professional, is imprisoned in addition to hundreds of thousands of different Afghans. the next 12 months, the Russians invade Afghanistan, which turns into a police kingdom and the guts of a bloody clash among the Soviet military and American-backed mujahidin opponents. A weather of violence and worry reigns.

For Nelofer, there's no selection yet to develop up speedy. At 11, she and her pals throw stones on the Russian tanks that fire up dirt and animosity within the streets of Kabul. As she joins a resistance team, hiding her gun from her mom and dad. Her emotional shelter is her friendship together with her classmate Dyana, with whom she stocks a keenness for poetry, goals and a greater lifestyles.

After a decade of conflict, Nelofer's kin escapes around the mountains to Pakistan and later to Canada, the place she keeps to jot down to Dyana. whilst her pal all of sudden stops writing, Nelofer fears for Dyana's existence. With lyrical, narrative prose, A mattress of crimson Flowers movingly tells Pazira's haunting tale, in addition to Afghanistan's tale as a nation.

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