Wednesday, October 05, 2011

First, We Take The Danforth. Then We Take Burnaby.

Further to these gigs in Toronto, Ottawa and Victoria, this:

"An award-winning journalist overturns western stereotypes as he takes readers into the Afghanistan that exists “outside the wire” and introduces the people whose defiant courage offers hope for the future. On Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m., Terry Glavin will be presenting Come from the Shadows at Tommy Douglas Library (7311 Kingsway Ave, Burnaby). Burnaby's Abdulrahim Parwani, a prominent Afghan writer and activist who is featured prominently in the book, will also be in attendance.

Come from the Shadows: The Long and Lonely Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan. These are very much open and hotly contested questions at the moment. It is Glavin's view that the war hasn't really begun yet, and history's trajectory could take one of two main directions, towards a sovereign and democratic Afghan republic, or a descent into barbarism.

Afghanistan has been on a knife edge for the past couple of years, but now that "the west" appears to be waking up from the delusion of "peace talks" with the Taliban, Afghan democrats are again seeing light at the end of the tunnel.


Blogger Robert G. said...

Hope to see you on the 11th dude.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

Looking forward to seeing you too buddy.

12:47 PM  

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