Shadow City

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Author: Taran N. Khan

9780670090600 | HB | pp. 304 | 2019 | Vintage

Part reportage and part reflection, this is an elegiac prose map of Kabul’s hidden spaces-and the cities that we carry within us.

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When the author first arrived in Kabul in the spring of 2006-five years after the Taliban government was overthrown-she found a city both familiar and unknown. Falling in with poets, archaeologists and film-makers, she begins to explore the city and, over the course of several returns, discovers a Kabul quite different from the one she had expected.

Shadow City is an account of these expeditions, a personal and meditative portrait of a city we know primarily in terms of conflict. With Khan as our guide, we move from the glitter of wedding halls to the imperilled beauty of a Buddhist monastery, slip inside a beauty salon and wander through book markets. But as these walks take us deeper into the city, it becomes clear that to talk of Kabul’s various wars in the past tense is a mistake.

Part reportage and part reflection, this is an elegiac prose map of Kabul’s hidden spaces-and the cities that we carry within us.

Additional information

Author:

Taran N. Khan

ISBN:

9780670090600

Binding:

Hardback

Pages:

304

Year of Publication:

2019

Publisher:

Vintage

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author is a journalist and author based in Mumbai. She grew up in Aligarh and was educated in New Delhi and London. Her works have been widely published in India and internationally, including in Guernica, Al Jazeera, the Caravan and Himal Southasian. Her writing has also received support from the MacDowell Colony, the Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, among others. From 2006 to 2013, Khan spent long periods living and working in Kabul. Shadow City is her first book.

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