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My Father''s Rifle: A Childhood In Kurdistan

by Hiner Saleem
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Product Details

  • Publisher: Picador
  • Publishing date: 24/01/2006
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780312424756
  • ISBN: 0312424752


This beautiful, spare, autobiographical narrative tells of the life of a Kurd named Azad as he grows to manhood in Iraq during the 1960s and 1970s. Azad is born into a vibrant village culture that hopes for a free Kurdish future. He loves his mothers orchard, his cousins stunt pigeons, his fathers old Czech rifle, his brother who is fighting in the mountains. But before he is even of school age, Azad has seen friends and neighbors assassinated, and his own family driven to starvation. After being forced into a refugee camp in Iran for years, his family realizes, on their return, that the Baathist regime is destroying the autonomy it had promised their people. My Fathers Rifle ends with Azads heartbreaking departure from his parents and flight across the Syrian border to freedom. Stunning in its unadorned intensity, My Fathers Rifle is a moving portrait of a boy who embraces the land and culture he loves, even as he leaves them.

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  • Good Book!
    From Amazon

    Fairly simple read. I could relate to this book quite a bit due to the fact that I am a Kurd. Could have been a little longer but still a fun read.

  • My Father's Rifle
    From Amazon

    This is fun book to read. As a kurd, I can reflect to many of the stories shared in the book.

  • good but not great
    From Amazon

    Somewhat interesting, easy reading, an insight into Kurdistan, but perhaps a bit simplistic.

  • Wonderful Story
    From Amazon

    Well written story about the Kurdish situation as seen through the eyes of a young boy as he becomes a man.

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