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“I think anyone with a soul or a heart will feel that this is a very special book…your diaries to your dear wife. We are fortunate that you and she have decided to share these with the world.”
“Whispers of War has captured Afghanistan’s heart. Masood Khalili’s voice is at once soothing and disturbing as he tells of the tragedy that has befallen his nation. His words melt your heart, bring tears to your eyes and then inspire you with stories of courage, of resolve and of love for Afghanistan, and for its people, whose strength reminds us of what life has to give, especially when all seems lost.”
“Masood Khalili’s voice is at once soothing and disturbing … melt(s) your heart, bring(s) tears to your eyes and … reminds us of what life has to give, especially when all seems lost.”
“Masood Khalili is the wisest man I know. His blend of courage, conviction, morality, and humility has inspired all those who know him. With his essential humanity untouched, indeed strengthened, by the massive challenges thrown at him throughout a remarkable life, this book will ensure he captures the hearts and imaginations of thousands more who may never have the privilege of meeting him. A very rare man whose story I cannot recommend too highly.”
The story of Afghanistan – of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since – is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them in their fight against the Red Army…the memoir is an account of the search for ever elusive peace in Afghanistan.
In reading this [the book] rich collection of encounters, anecdotes and local stories we get an insight into the hearts, minds and will of people and a compelling background to the toppling of a world empire by underdogs.
Khalili’s first-hand account of his journey through the war-ravaged country is lucid and captivating. He enriches his account by occasionally quoting verses by poets such as Saadi, Rumi and his father, Ustad Khalilullah Khalili.