I am the author of Abdullah's Lament. I grew up in Afghanistan and I wrote this book to process my own generational trauma.
A tumultuous history has embroiled Afghanistan since the 1978 communist coup d'etat. After more than 40 years of civil war, peace remains as elusive as ever. What if an Afghan hero had emerged, who with brilliant foresight had transformed the 1979 Soviet invasion into a success for the Afghans?
You can find the book here.
I will not answer any questions that can be used to personally identify me. I finished writing this book a year ago, but did not have the courage to publish it. In order to process the generational trauma, I had to unpack a lot of delusions and propaganda. I worry for the safety of my family that still live in Afghanistan if my writings were associated with them. Recent events have convinced me to publish.
I will be happy to answer any questions about the book or my journey through the trauma. I can make a copy of the e-book and the pdf version available for free if there is interest. The book is self-published using amazon kdp.
I have created an instagram page where I shared some sections of the book and information on people I consider the real heroes of Afghanistan. I am also looking to get the book on audible, if anyone wants to get involved with that please email me directly at [email protected]