Bashir Sakhawarz Author Book Reading, New Book

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Bashir Sakhawarz - Author Book Reading, New book: "Maargir The Snake Charmer"

About The Book
The Snake Charmer narrates the poignant and passionate story of two brothers in Afghanistan, during the time of the Russian invasion.... a deeply moving story, told with uplifting humour, sears into our minds the tragedies that haunt present-day Afghanistan -- the importance of Islam as a controlling force; the upheaval and destruction caused by the Russian and American wars; the rise of the Taliban and global terrorism. Bashir Sakhawarz's writing captures the political and philosophic lyricism of the revered Afghan mystic poet, Rumi. It is the story of a society little known -- passionate and bold, beautiful and erotic, courageous and daring, richly human and deeply tragic.

About The Author
Bashir Sakhawarz is an award-winning poet, novelist and short story writer. A native of war torn Afghanistan, he has lived in Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America and worked for international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the Asian Development Bank, The International Red Cross and NGOS. Bashir Sakhawarz lives with his family in Geneva, Switzerland.


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100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA
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    100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA