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Shoot Me First

Paperback|Aug 2012
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Shoot Me First is a gripping personal account of life in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The author offers intriguing insights into the culture of the tribal territories that straddle the two countries. This is home to the Taliban, an untamed land...


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Shoot Me First is a gripping personal account of life in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The author offers intriguing insights into the culture of the tribal territories that straddle the two countries. This is home to the Taliban, an untamed land which continues to absorb so much of the world's attention and military endeavour. Lock is shrewd and laconic but above all compassionate. His experience of the world's two major religions deserves careful consideration.

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A cattleman in Taliban country. Twenty-four years in the hotspots of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Shoot Me First is a gripping personal account of life in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The author offers intriguing insights into the culture of the tribal territories that straddle the two countries.This is home to the Taliban, an untamed land which continues to absorb so much of the world's attention and military endeavour. Lock is shrewd and laconic but above all compassionate. His experience of the world's two major religions deserves careful consideration.

"Crisp, beautiful and revealing. Valuable for anyone trying to build an appreciation of Islamic societies. And that should be all of us." - John Anderson AO, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

"Lock's adventures are probed for meaning so that the reader may have a deeper comprehension of a region frequently in our headlines but seldom in our understanding." - Lynn Arnold AO, Former Premier of South Australia

"The raw reality of daily life for ordinary people, up close and personal. Lock gives the most pressing global issues of our time a human face." - Mark Durie, Author of The Third Choice

"Your book brought back so many memories. I couldn't help but cry." - Habiba, Fugitive from the Taliban and Afghan refugee

Supporting micro-hydroelectric systems, empowering Afghan widows and overseeing a massive eye-care program, Grant and Janna Lock's development work in Afghanistan and Pakistan followed their notable success as cattle breeders in South Australia.

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 341607
  • Product Code 9780980526417
  • ISBN 0980526418
  • Pages 384
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Broad Continent
  • Publication Date Aug 2012
  • Sales Rank 14651
  • Dimensions 24 x 216 x 140mm
  • Weight 0.555kg

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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