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Tamim Ansary / Games without Rules: The Often Interrupted History of Afghanistan


Thursday Nov 15, 2012 (7:30–9pm)


Berkeley Arts and Letters (Venue Partner)

Berkeley Arts & Letters at the Hillside Club

2286 Cedar Street


$7 -15

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Berkeley Arts and Letters says…

The author of Destiny Disrupted delivers an enlightening, accessible history of modern Afghanistan from the Afghan point of view, showing how Great Power conflicts have interrupted its ongoing, internal struggle to take form as a nation. Ansary draws on his Afghan background, Muslim roots, and Western and Afghan sources to explain history from the inside out, and to illuminate the long, internal struggle that the outside world has never fully understood. It is the story of a nation struggling to take form, a nation undermined by its own demons while, every 40 to 60 years, a great power crashes in and disrupts whatever progress has been made. Told in conversational, storytelling style, and focusing on key events and personalities, Games without Rules provides revelatory insight into a country at the center of political debate.