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By Jason Burke | Comments: ( 858 ) | Date: ( Aug 21, 2019 )

From the bestselling author of Al Qaeda, Jason Burke s On the Road to Kandahar reveals the true face of Islam in an age of global conflict.In the summer of 1991 Jason Burke set off to join Kurdish guerillas fighting in Iraq It was the start of a remarkable journey that would take him from the sands of the Sahara to the highest peaks of the Himalayas, revealing the true coFrom the bestselling author of Al Qaeda, Jason Burke s On the Road to Kandahar reveals the true face of Islam in an age of global conflict.In the summer of 1991 Jason Burke set off to join Kurdish guerillas fighting in Iraq It was the start of a remarkable journey that would take him from the sands of the Sahara to the highest peaks of the Himalayas, revealing the true complexity and variety of the Islamic world.Describing encounters with hundreds of people ranging from destitute refugees to senior government ministers, from American snipers to hardened mujahideen , this extraordinary work of reportage is a vivid account of life and death, war and peace, bigotry and ignorance, hate and tolerance Fast paced fascinating Sunday Times A personal odyssey shot through with vivid description and human sympathy New Statesman A beautifully written account of a decade spent in Muslim societies intensely personal absorbing and illuminating Daily Mail Makes mainstream coverage seem like a caricature by refusing to generalize, this illuminating first hand exploration makes it clear the subject is far complex than most Western commentators like to make out MetroJason Burke is the South Asia correspondent for the Guardian He has reported around the world for both the Guardian and the Observer He is the author of two other widely praised books, both published by Penguin Al Qaeda and The 9 11 Wars He lives in New Delhi.


  • Title: On the Road to Kandahar: Travels through conflict in the Islamic world
  • Author: Jason Burke
  • ISBN: 9780141024356
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments On the Road to Kandahar: Travels through conflict in the Islamic world

  • Rajiv Chopra

    This is quite an excellent book, one that I would not ordinarily have picked up. However, what I like, is that Jason shows a rare sensitivity when writing this book. He displays no antagonism to the people he meets on the road.His interpretations of what he sees, is subtle. He also takes the time to try and understand the people, and have real conversations with them. In doing so, he shows us a real glimpse of what is actually happening in the region.When he says, for instance, that Iraqis just [...]


  • naomi

    this is journalism at it's finest. it makes you relize how little you know about the middle east. their tradditions, their history and their faith. a great book without the american propaganda in so many journalst can't stay away from.


  • Juha

    Jason Burke is Chief Reporter for the Observer in London. He has written a superb book about conflict and violence in the Islamic world, an area he is thoroughly familiar with having worked and travelled in the region since 1991. Burke’s analysis of the causes and consequences of violence and militancy is nuanced, thoughtful and based on years of interviews, field work and reflection. Yet he never writes as an apologist for the militant Islamists or terrorists. Unlike many journalists, Burke h [...]


  • Martin Budd

    The reality behind the biggest story of the last 20 years. So gripping I read it in two sittings. It is a pity Blair didn't have Jason as an advisor before linking up with Bush for gulf war 2 - all such a grievious waste.


  • Elizabeth

    Informative:Non-fiction not being my preference and this not exactly being a subject I was particularly interested in reading about (I am clearing my bookshelves), I was very pleasantly surprised. It was a fascinating introduction to what is going on in everyday lives in the Middle East and West Asia. We were reminded often that it is by no means everyone who is a radical extremist and given some insight into why (in Jason Burke's view) people may turn to violence or radicalism. What came over m [...]


  • Emmett

    Burke's second book is an anecdotal account of his, at the time, decade and a half of work in the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa, and other war ravaged parts of the world. Burke's incredible drive to expose the reality of these conflicts is a constant as he retells stories of being pursued by armed men through the streets of Zakho in the Kurdish North of Iraq, ducking from tank fire on the Taliban's front lines outside of Kabul, or escaping from Pakistani border security in a taxi race up [...]


  • Sanjay

    Towards the end of the 1991 Gulf War, Jason Burke and a friend arrived in Iraq to fight for the Kurds. They were all of 21 – ah, the headiness of youth. Surviving skirmishes and a kidnap attempt, Burke went on to become a respected foreign correspondent and in this book, he tells tales of his experiences and encounters in the Islamic world, from Kabul to Islamabad to Baghdad to Basra and more. This is leavened by Burke’s attempts to show that Islamic fundamentalism has complex causes and com [...]


  • Pranjal

    Burke's experiences and observations on Pakistan and Afghanistan are an enjoyable and informative read. He adds a lot of details and colour to the content of his book on Al Qaeda, so while some sections may seem similar, it's still worth checking out both. The second half of the book, on Iraq, seemed a bit too emotive and less considered overall, but it's worth sticking with it if only to read about his interview with an Iraqi militant. I don't think we'd agree too much politically, and many of [...]


  • Arun Singh

    The book very well the reflects the conflicts that arise in the Islamic World purely because of the ideals of the koran and the preachers that motivate young men to die in battle. Jason Burke very efficiently highlights the problems faced by people in conflict ridden regions like Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The book even though excellent is slow in plot as compared to the earlier novels, especially the 9/11 wars. Overall its an excellent read for all those who wish to understand the lives of [...]


  • Rebecca

    Clear, lucid, and very fair book on conflict in the Islamic world. Written by a British journalist, this book circumvents the entrenched and politicized views prevalent in America, including those surrounding Afghanistan, the Iraq War, and 9/11 itself. My only real complaint about this book is the arbitrary use of commas (or failure to use commas) throughout most of the first half of the book. Presumably he's employing some kind of journalistic rule for comma use, but whatever it is, it results [...]


  • Vikas Datta

    A fabulous account that needs to be read by anyone who wants to make sense of this tortured region and its dynamics. Mr Burke entwines some personal, at times hair-rising, escapades with some keen insights born out of his long experience of the region and its people and his empathy the descriptions of Afghanistan, Iraq (especially the Kurd areas), Palestine, Pakistan are extraordinarily vivid and need to be read to get a feel of these areas.


  • Danial Tanvir

    this book was nice , i enjoyed reading it is about a british man who travels in muslim countries such as iraq,pakistan and afghanistan and he has written about his travels and what he experienced is based in the islamic world.he talks abour 9/11 and about the afghanistan and iraq war.he ends the book by talking about the londong bombing in 2005.i liked this book .


  • Ginnybean

    Quite interesting and factual to see a real human face and diversity behind the label of "Islam" through Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kashmir etcever, perhaps due to the jornalistic view, it seemed a bit detached and lacking bit of an emotional touch to the book


  • Rui Igreja

    From the guy who wrote Al-Qaeda, and who has lived and travelled extensively in the "Islamic World", a perspective from inside of this world. A very interesting book in my opinion, very much about what is/has been going on in Afghanistan and Iraq.


  • Jim

    This is an excellent book for those interested in the Middle East. It give the reader a good overview of Islam and what is happening in a part of,the world that we westerners really know little about.


  • Gilda

    quite refreshing - a book which tells of a hands-on experience of worlds, ideologies and themes which are broadly debated but very few persons know directly. Personal and impartial and at the same time. Lots of food for thought.


  • Steven Sears

    Great book. Makes you realise when reading it just how lazy and sensationalist newspaper and television journalists are.


  • Valerie Ruud

    I'm amazed this naive reporter actually survived.


  • Paul

    A good book to introduce readers to the different practices of Muslims. Also thought provoking because of US policy towards Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.


  • Zainab Moazzam

    Really interesting accounts of local tribal stories. Weaves culture with religion in a manner that gives only positive vibes


  • Martin Willoughby

    Why use one word when twenty will do.


  • Alexandre Gadelha

    Livro essencial para tomar contato e começar a gostar do tema.


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