Book Review: Crossing the River Kabul

Crossing the River Kabul

An Afghan Family Odyssey

by Kevin McLean

University of Nebraska Press

Potomac Books
Biographies & Memoirs History
Pub Date 01 Jun 2017

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Crossing the River Kabul: An Afghan Family Odyssey through University of Nebraska Press and Netgalley:

It’s October of 1980 Baryalai Popal finds himself and his family having to escape Is up, after seeing professors disappearing and being replace with communist.  They leave without a plan because Popal knows that no one can be trusted.

They left without luggage because that would be far to dangerous, they carried documents in small plastic bags.  

They flew from Kabul to Japan as where they would cross the border.

During there attempted escape when Afzel stepped on on a landmine.

In Pakistan the family gets arrested, mistaken for spies, and treated horribly until they discover a mistake has been made.

In 1981 Popal finds himself in Turkey, and then Germany where he stayed until 1992 when he was able to come to America.

This journey took Baryali from Afghanistan, to Pakistan, Turkey, Germany and America.

I give Crossing the River Kabul five out of five stars.

Happy Reading!

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