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This is the autobiography of Abdul Salam Zaeef, a senior former member of the Taliban. His memoirs, translated from Pashto, are more than just a personal account of his extraordinary life. "My Life with the Taliban" offers a counter-narrative to the standard accounts of Afghanistan since 1979. Zaeef describes growing up in rural poverty in Kandahar province. Both of his parents died at an early age, and the Russian invasion of 1979 forced him to flee to Pakistan. He started fighting the jihad in 1983, during which time he ...

My Life with the Taliban 2011, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231701495

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My Life with the Taliban 2010, Columbia University Press, New York

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My Life with the Taliban 2010, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781849040266

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My Life with the Taliban Hachette India, Gurgaon

ISBN-13: 9789351951070

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