The Rugmaker of Mazar e Sharif

His flight to Pakistan, from there to Indonesia, then by boat to Australia, ends with incarceration in Woomera, where the story begins.

Author: Najaf Mazari, Robert Hillman

Publisher: Wild Dingo Press

ISBN: 9780980757033

Category: Afghans

Page: 160

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This moving and poignant work gives the reader a rare insight into the contented ‘milk and honey’ life of a simple Afghan family before the civil war ripped their country apart. The lives and centuries-old livelihood of farmers, craftsmen and small business owners were destroyed in just weeks and months. As a member of the Hazara tribe, hated and targeted by the Taliban, Najaf was forced to flee the brutal attacks on his people when the Northern Alliance fell to the advancing Taliban insurgents. His flight to Pakistan, from there to Indonesia, then by boat to Australia, ends with incarceration in Woomera, where the story begins. From the compelling opening sentence to the beautiful final chapter, Najaf’s integrity, his extraordinary optimism and his generosity of spirit will win the hearts and minds of all readers.
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The Rugmaker of Mazar e Sharif

Ruth Thomas, the text guide writer, specialises in Australian memoir/biography and brings to the analysis of this text a great empathy and experience. She opems it up for students encouraging them to explore it for themselves.

Author: Ruth Thomas

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 9781921411038

Category: Large print books

Page: 68

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Ruth Thomas, the text guide writer, specialises in Australian memoir/biography and brings to the analysis of this text a great empathy and experience. She opems it up for students encouraging them to explore it for themselves.
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Encountering Conflict 2012

result in positive social change? The text suggests that, in Afghanistan at least,
one war only leads to another. The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif does not
document any positive result of conflict. Rather, the text shows that civilians (
people who ...

Author: Robert Beardwood

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 9781921411335

Category: English language

Page: 92

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Insight Contexts 2012 are especially designed to develop students' thinking and writing skills for Area of Study 2: Creating and Presenting. A rich resource of information and ideas on the Context and each of the selected texts, Insight Contexts also provides students with a variety of writing tips and strategies for developing excellent Context responses. Features: * Comprehensive articles on each of the four revised texts * Discussion questions, activities and writing ideas for each text * Sample prompts and writing activities * Sample plans and paragraphs for responses
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Language Toolkit 3

Rugmaker. of. Mazar-e-Sharif: A. Memoir. of. Najaf. Mazari. by RobeRt Hillman (
2008) The camp is Woomera, or really my small part of Woomera, a section
called November. I share November with hundreds of people from lands I have
never ...

Author: Andrea Hayes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521174749

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Language Toolkit 3 is a workbook for middle secondary students to support the development of language and literacy skills through various communication modes. Students will develop the skills they need to read, view, listen and speak, and to write and create their own texts in a variety of contexts and for a variety of audiences and purposes. With a strong focus on visual grammar and multimodal texts, the workbook's units are organised around different text types that provide a context for the development of language skills. • Grammatical rules are clearly and simply explained • Comprehension, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary exercises build language and literacy skills • Spelling tests and dictionary exercises encourage vocabulary development confidence • Revision exercises allow students to review their progress and strengthen their understanding and confidence from one unit to the next.
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Language Toolkit for New Zealand 3

Rugmaker. of. Mazar-e-Sharif: A. Memoir. of. Najaf. Mazari. by RobeRt Hillman (
2008) The camp is Woomera, or really my small part of Woomera, a section
called November. I share November with hundreds of people from lands I have
never ...

Author: Andrea Hayes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107639355

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 168

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Language Toolkit for New Zealand Book 3 is a workbook to support the development of language and literacy skills through various communication modes. Students will develop the skills they need to read, view, listen and speak, and to write and create their own texts in a variety of contexts and for a variety of audiences and purposes. The units in Language Toolkit for New Zealand Book 3 are organised around different text types, including multimodal texts that provide a context for the development of language skills. • Grammatical rules are clearly and simply explained. • Comprehension, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary exercises build language and literacy skills. • Spelling lists and dictionary exercises encourage vocabulary development and confidence. • Revision exercises allow students to review their progress and strengthen their understanding and confidence from one unit to the next.
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The Honey Thief

These tales of peasants, poisoners and kings leap into life to reveal the rich storytelling traditions of Afghanistan.

Author: Najaf Mazari

Publisher:

ISBN: 1459677951

Category: Afghanistan

Page: 383

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The mystery and wonder of Afghanistan comes to life in these tales of leopards that sing and bees that sneeze, of horseshoe bats in flights that blot out the sun, and of blackbirds that bring golden apples to earth from heaven. From the authors of The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif.
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12 Strong

Fathers who'd been beaten in front of their sons for the apparent pleasure of
those swinging their weapons. The arrival of Mitchell and his soldiers on
horseback had put an end to that. The people of Mazar-i- Sharif, the rugmakers
and butchers ...

Author: Doug Stanton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141658823X

Category: History

Page: 416

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“A thrilling action ride of a book” (The New York Times Book Review)—from Jerry Bruckheimer in theaters everywhere January 19, 2018—the New York Times bestselling, true-life account of a US Special Forces team deployed to dangerous, war-ridden Afghanistan in the weeks following 9/11. Previously published as Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of six hundred Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers were ambushed by the would-be POWs. Dangerously overpowered, they fought for their lives in the city’s immense fortress, Qala-i-Janghi, or the House of War. At risk were the military gains of the entire campaign: if the soldiers perished or were captured, the entire effort to outmaneuver the Taliban was likely doomed. “A riveting story of the brave and resourceful American warriors who rode into Afghanistan after 9/11 and waged war against Al Qaeda” (Tom Brokaw), Doug Stanton’s account touches the mythic. The soldiers on horses combined ancient strategies of cavalry warfare with twenty-first-century aerial bombardment technology to perform a seemingly impossible feat. Moreover, their careful effort to win the hearts of local townspeople proved a valuable lesson for America’s ongoing efforts in Afghanistan. With “spellbinding...action packed prose...The book reads more like a novel than a military history...the Horse Soldier’s secret mission remains the US military’s finest moment in what has since arguably been a muddled war” (USA TODAY).
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1000 Pencils

Author: Diamond Valley College and International School of Staff

Publisher:

ISBN: 0646527843

Category: Australian literature

Page: 223

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A Man Called Yarra

This is an inspiring story of a remarkable man overcoming hardship, striving for a better life, and reclaiming his ancestry.

Author: Stan Yarramunua

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781743820513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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“I’m a Wathaurong man. I’m an artist who draws on life in this big red and yellow and black country.” Stan “Yarra” Yarramunua: artist, musician, actor, social worker, businessman. From growing up in poverty in Swan Hill – and sometimes on the road, with his itinerant father – Yarra had a tumultuous and often rough childhood. He learnt early how to lift a wallet or two, and grew into a ratbag who looked set to follow in his father’s footsteps: fall into one too many skirmishes with the law; have one too many drinks, sliding down the path to alcoholism. Yet after years of addiction, Stan gave up drinking, discovered painting and found his true name of Yarramunua. Soon he was selling his traditional paintings, and hand-crafted clapsticks, didgeridoos and boomerangs, at markets across Melbourne. He opened one of the first privately owned Aboriginal art galleries in Australia, and represented Indigenous artists from around the country, including from the desert regions. Today, Yarra is an internationally renowned artist and performer. But he hasn’t forgotten his roots: he is committed to improving the lives of Aboriginal kids in his home town, and has helped many young Indigenous men find their way out of addiction and despair. This is an inspiring story of a remarkable man overcoming hardship, striving for a better life, and reclaiming his ancestry.
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Vera

In Vera, acclaimed biographer Robert Hillman has captured the fierce and passionate life of an amazing Australian.

Author: Vera Wasowski

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781863957397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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‘My revenge on Hitler is a lifetime in which delight has reached me from a hundred sources, and been welcomed.’—Vera Wasowski A story of courage, unconventionality and lust for life. Vera Wasowski was just seven years old when German soldiers marched her family into the Lvov Jewish ghetto in Poland. She watched her father take his own life and her mother accede to sexual blackmail in order to ensure her and Vera’s survival. With unsparing honesty and the blackest humour, she recalls a world where the desire to survive was everything. After the war, Vera studied journalism at Warsaw University, throwing herself into the bohemian scene. In 1958, she migrated to Australia with her husband and young son, to escape rising anti-Semitism. Here she would carve out an adventurous career as an ABC TV researcher and producer on pioneering programs such as This Day Tonight. It was a wild time for politics and the media, and Vera was at the centre of it all, mixing with the Hawkes in the 1980s, and forming a close friendship with artist Mirka Mora. In Vera, acclaimed biographer Robert Hillman has captured the fierce and passionate life of an amazing Australian.
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Malini Through My Eyes

But where will the next meal come from? Who can they trust? Where will they shelter? And will they ever be reunited with their parents again?..The uplifting story of one girl's odyssey through war-torn Sri Lanka.

Author: Robert Hillman

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743312551

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Malini lives with her parents and young sister, Banni, in northern Sri Lanka. As the civil war heads towards its catastrophic end, Malini and her family are herded by Tamil Tiger troops towards the coast where they will act as human shields, along with thousands of other Tamil civilians. When Malini's father pushes a mobile phone into her hands and tells her to run off into the forest with Banni, Malini does as she is told. But then the shelling begins, and Malini has no way of finding her mother and father...With the role of parent thrust upon her, Malini has no choice but to travel to her grandfather's village a long way inland. She and Banni will need to keep off the highways and stay alert for soldiers from all sides. But where will the next meal come from? Who can they trust? Where will they shelter? And will they ever be reunited with their parents again?..The uplifting story of one girl's odyssey through war-torn Sri Lanka.
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Oriental Rugs Today

Today Western rugmakers have at their disposal thousands of reproductions of
the best Oriental rugs made during the ... Lately I made a buying trip to Pakistan ,
round trip , in four days . ... He had just phoned his brother in Mazar - e - Sharif .

Author: Emmett Eiland

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028513401

Category: Rugs, Oriental

Page: 200

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Eiland with his brother opened the Oriental Rug Company in Berkeley, Calif. in 1969, and has led seminars and organized exhibits for years. He discusses changes in the industry and trade over the past couple of decades, such as the return to natural dyes and handspun wool, new technology, and the embargo on carpets from Iran. He explains which of the new rugs will hold their values, how to distinguish vegetal from synthetic dyes and handspun from machine-spun wool, the various finishes and which ones to avoid, suggested retail prices per square foot, and production in a number of countries. Color photographs illustrate rugs and details.
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The Hills of India

... 42 ; Khurasan , 27–31 ; Kurds and Kurdistan , 17 , 51 ; rugmakers , 31-3 ; tribes
, 16-7 , 20-3 ; Tudeh , 24 Faizabad , 62ff . ... Sir Brian , 143 Kabul , 43.f. , 72
Kamasutra ( " Art of Love ' ) , 203-4 Mazar - i - Sharif , 71ff Mehta , Bhagwat 252
INDEX.

Author: Henry Gibbs

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B62238

Category: Asia, Central

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