Letters from Afghanistan 2005-2009.
A journal-like record of life in Afghanistan as observed and experienced by a Japanese-Australian teacher.
Noriko Dethlefs’ husband was posted to Afghanistan to serve with the Christian Blind Mission.
This account of her life in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2009 gives an insight into the different cultural attitudes and religious beliefs she encountered as well as the daily dangers faced by both locals and foreigners.
She also writes about the lack of comforts that we in the “west” take for granted that Afghans do without throughout their lives.
The book shows that despite all of those differences, there is a shared, vulnerable humanity.
That’s something too often forgotten or purposely avoided when it becomes politically expedient.