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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 crimson 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 purple flower" is a standard time of social gathering for Afghans. one among Nelofer Pazira's earliest thoughts is of individuals amassing within the geographical region to appreciate 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 youngsters within the urban of Kabul.

but if Nelofer is simply 5 the Communists take strength and her father, a revered health care provider, is imprisoned in addition to hundreds of thousands of alternative Afghans. the subsequent 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 warring parties. A weather of violence and worry reigns.

For Nelofer, there isn't any selection yet to develop up quickly. At 11, she and her associates throw stones on the Russian tanks that fire up airborne dirt and dust 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 fondness for poetry, desires and a greater lifestyles.

After a decade of battle, Nelofer's kin escapes around the mountains to Pakistan and later to Canada, the place she keeps to put in writing to Dyana. while her buddy by surprise 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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