Crossing the River Kabul

An Afghan Family Odyssey

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Baryalai Popal sees his Western-educated professors at Kabul University replaced by communists. He witnesses his classmates “disappearing.” The communist takeover uproots Popal from his family and...

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“Baryalai Popal’s personal story is a poignant microcosm of the beauty and tragedy of Afghanistan.”—Ronald E. Neumann, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan

“A fascinating, moving, and highly readable...

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