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              The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif
               

              The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif (Paperback)

              By Mazari, Najaf; Hillman, Robert

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              This book traces an Afghan refugee's extraordinary journey-from his early life as a shepherd boy in the mountains of Northern Afghanistan to his forced exile after being captured and tortured by the Taliban, to incarceration in an Australian detention centre...and finally to free...dom. A poignant and powerful, often humorous, story of suffering, injustice and survival that explores the resilience of the human spirit. "An extraordinary account of an epic journey to freedom, told with great intelligence, humour, poetry and integrity. Even in his darkest hours of despair, Najaf clings to hope and his deep love of life and people." Arnold Zable - Writer and refugee advocate Najaf donates all royalties from the sale of this book to the Masawat Development Fund which he founded to raise funds to support health and education programs in Mazar-e-Sharif and surrounding villages. You can check it out at www.masawatdevelopmentfund.org.au Beautifully captured and penned by award-winning biographer Robert Hillman, this is a compelling story of an exceptional yet 'ordinary' man whose generous spirit, natural leadership and desire for peace transcends enormous danger and heartbreak. The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif follows the extraordinary journey of Najaf Mazari from the despair of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime to the flowering of a new life in Australia. Unaware of the fragility of innocence in a country torn by civil war, Najaf describes his childhood working as a shepherd, an apprentice welder and, finally, finding his calling as an apprentice rugmaker. "After a few months I was weaving simple quality rugs without assistance... but then came the more difficult tasks - learning to repair rugs, to stretch rugs, to match colours, make colours, create a design that does justice to fine yarns... It was during my initiation into the deeper mysteries of my craft that I began to understand how a world can exist within a single room. For when my concentration w
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              ISBN 9780980757057
              Published AU 1 Jul 2011
              Publisher Insight Publications
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              Maestro: Goldsworthy
                

              Maestro: Goldsworthy (Paperback)

              By FERRARI

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              Excellent in-depth study guide on this Australian novel written by Peter Goldsworthy with background notes on the period and context to set your understanding of the story, characters and issues. Ideal for senior secondary students or university/college students.

              ISBN 9781875882069
              Published AU 31 Dec 1997
              Publisher Insight Publications
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Insight Text Guide
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              The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith
               

              The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (Paperback)

              Edited by Brever, Iris

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              ISBN 9781920693305
              Published AU 1 Dec 2002
              Publisher Insight Publications
              Interest Age Children
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              The Honey Thief
                

              The Honey Thief (Paperback)

              By Mazari, Najaf; Hillman, Robert

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              From the authors of the bestseller The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif comes their latest book, The Honey Thief. A superb collection of spellbinding tales from Afghanistan that portray a vivid landscape of hardship and brotherhood, catastrophes and miracles. These tales of peasants, p...oisoners and kings leap into life to reveal the rich storytelling traditions of Afghanistan. The beekeeper said to the boy: "Abbas, I have a question for you. The question is this: can a bee catch a cold?" Abbas smiled. "Can a bee catch a cold? No. It is impossible, Sir." "It is not impossible. A bee can catch a cold." "How do you know?" "I have seen a bee sneezing." "No!" said Abbas. Then before he could stop himself, he said, "God will punish you for telling lies!" Ahmad Hussein laughed. He was teasing Abbas, but when a boy was as full of sorrow as this one, perhaps teasing could help. The mystery and wonder of Afghanistan comes to life in these tales of men who converse with bees and bears; of horseshoe bats in flights that blot out the sun, and of blackbirds that bring golden apples to earth from heaven. The sorrow of this extraordinary land is here too in the story of Abdul Kaliq, the king-killer, who ends his life on a scaffold in Kabul, and of Majid the Madman who turns to music for solace when his children die of plague. Other tales tell of an aged wolf who proves to a shepherd boy that he is the most intelligent creature on earth; of Proud Nadia, courted with a copy of Huckleberry Finn; and of the master poisoner Nightfall, who creates a cookbook of enchantments. Whether the tale is of wolves or wizards, The Honey Thief conveys in writing of surprising tenderness what it is like to grow up in a land of bloodshed and brotherhood, of miracles and catastrophes. "I have seen a bee sneezing," said Ahmad Hussein. "When I said, 'God bless you!' the bee said to me, 'You say, 'God bless you', Ahmad Hussein, and yet look where you have placed our house! You have placed it w
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              ISBN 9780980757040
              Published AU 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher Insight Publications
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Wuthering Heights: Insight Text Guide
               

              Wuthering Heights: Insight Text Guide (Paperback)

              By Moore, Grace

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              Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answe...rs and summaries.
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              ISBN 9781921411861
              Published AU 1 Oct 2011
              Publisher Insight Publications
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Insight Text Guide
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              King Lear by William Shakespeare
               

              King Lear by William Shakespeare (Paperback)

              By Tweg, Sue

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              Insight Text Guide for William Shakespeare's King Lear.

              ISBN 9781921411632
              Published AU 1 Dec 2010
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              Animal Farm: Insight Text Guide
               

              Animal Farm: Insight Text Guide (Paperback)

              By Mills, Catriona

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              Insight Text Guide for George Orwell's Animal Farm.

              ISBN 9781921411816
              Published AU 1 Jul 2011
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              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Insight Text Guide
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              The Stories of Tobias Wolff: 2005
               

              The Stories of Tobias Wolff: 2005 (Paperback, New title)

              By Sciortino, Sue

              • RRP: $47.50
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              Tobias Wolff is a master of the short story form and his main focus is on the psychological interaction between his characters, particularly Americans of the west of the USA. These are moral stories, not didatic or cautionary but speaking of the human condition. A resource for Ye...ar 12 students.
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              ISBN 9781920693572
              Published AU 1 Nov 2004
              Publisher Insight Publications
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Insight Text Guide
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              Selected Poems by William Wordsworth
               

              Selected Poems by William Wordsworth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sciortino, Sue

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              A text guide for VCE English students studying William Wordsworth.

              ISBN 9781921088896
              Published AU 1 Dec 2008
              Publisher Insight Publications
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              Series Insight Text Guide
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              The Age of Innocence: Insight Text Guide 2004
               

              The Age of Innocence: Insight Text Guide 2004 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fletcher, Lisa; Edited by Watson, Jacinta

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              Insight Text Guides provide comprehensive and indepth study notes and guidelines on prescribed texts in secondary Senior English curriculae.

              ISBN 9781920693374
              Published AU 1 Dec 2002
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