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I'd Rather Be Blind: The Night Hides a World But Reveals a Universe. My Life After Afghanistan

Paperback|Jul 2016
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Grant Lock directed Afghanistan's largest eye care program. Until he himself became blind. He returns home to a society with its own blind spots: myopic attitudes to Islam, mental health and what makes us human. After battling corruption, injustice and...


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Grant Lock directed Afghanistan's largest eye care program. Until he himself became blind. He returns home to a society with its own blind spots: myopic attitudes to Islam, mental health and what makes us human. After battling corruption, injustice and disadvantage in the deserts, mountains and cities of Pakistan and Afghanistan Lock confronts challenges-both intimate and global-with courage and compassion.

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Praise for I'd Rather Be Blind

"Riveting. To his experience in of some of the world's most troubled places Lock brings a bushman's wit and wisdom. Lock writes about Islam with authority and insight."
- John Anderson AO, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

"Grant Lock is master of the ripping yarn. This smorgasbord of human experience spans centuries and continents and themes common to us all: hostility and hospitality, disaster and hope, the mundane and the marvellous."
- Dr Bernie Power, Author of Understanding Jesus and Muhammad

"Inspirational. I could sit in a pub all day listening to Grant Lock."
- Haydn Raford, Freelance Writer

"I thank God for you every day."
- Farida, Afghan widow

Publisher Description

Lock directed Afghanistan's largest eye care program. Until he himself became blind. He returns home to a society with its own blind spots: myopic attitudes to Islam, mental health and what makes us human. After battling corruption, injustice and disadvantage in the deserts, mountains and cities of Pakistan and Afghanistan Lock confronts challenges?both intimate and global?with courage and compassion.

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 460627
  • Product Code 9780980526479
  • ISBN 0980526477
  • Pages 272
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Broad Continent
  • Publication Date Jul 2016
  • Sales Rank 61551
  • Dimensions 16 x 216 x 140mm
  • Weight 0.392kg

Grant Lock

Grant Lock dug wells, built schools and helped restore the eyesight of thousands of Afghans. Grant is married to Janna, the woman the widows of Kabul call Frishta (Angel). Development work in Pakistan and Afghanistan followed their notable success as cattle breeders in South Australia.

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