Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak About Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future—and Why America Should Listen by Peter Eichstaedt
What will happen when international forces finally vacate Afghanistan? The answer to that question is unknown, but if there is any hope for Afghanistan, veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt asserts, it is with its people. In Above the Din of War he shares interviews with Afghans from across the country. The result is emotional and critical commentary from a wide variety of Afghans, including a former warlord, a Taliban judge, poppy growers, would-be suicide bombers, frightened mullahs, and desperate archeologists. This book provides a much-needed forum for the people of Afghanistan to be heard.