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The Storyteller's Daughter

(2003)
One Woman's Return to Her Lost Homeland
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Imagine that a jewel-like garden overlooking Kabul is your ancestral home. Imagine a kitchen made fragrant with saffron strands and cardamom pods simmering in an authentic pilau. Now remember that you were born in London, your family in exile, and that you have never seen Afghanistan in peacetime.

These are but the starting points of Saira Shah's memoir, by turns inevitably exotic and unavoidably heartbreaking, in which she explores her family's history in and out of Afghanistan. As an accomplished journalist and documentarian - her film Beneath the Veil unflinchingly depicted for CNN viewers the humiliations forced on women under Taliban rule - Shah returned to her family's homeland cloaked in the burqa to witness the pungent and shocking realities of Afghan life. As the daughter of the Sufi fabulist Idries Shah, primed by a lifetime of listening to her father's stories, she eagerly sought out, from the mouths of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, the rich and living myths that still sustain this battered culture of warriors. And she discovered that in Afghanistan all the storytellers have been men - until now.



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Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Storyteller's Daughter
Author(s): Saira Shah
ISBN: 0-375-41531-9 / 978-0-375-41531-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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August 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Storyteller's Daughter: Return to a Lost Homeland
Author(s): Saira Shah
ISBN: 0-7181-4562-3 / 978-0-7181-4562-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Paperback Editions

October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Storyteller's Daughter: One Woman's Return to Her Lost Homeland
Author(s): Saira Shah
ISBN: 1-4000-3147-8 / 978-1-4000-3147-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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April 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Storyteller's Daughter: Return to a Lost Homeland
Author(s): Saira Shah
ISBN: 0-14-101026-6 / 978-0-14-101026-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

August 2005 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Storyteller's Daughter
Author(s): Saira Shah
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Storyteller's Daughter
Author(s): Saira Shah
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Storyteller's Daughter
Author(s): Saira Shah
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Storyteller's Daughter
Author(s): Saira Shah
ISBN: 0-06-050516-8 / 978-0-06-050516-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Storyteller's Daughter CD: Storyteller's Daughter CD
Author(s): Saira Shah
ISBN: 0-06-050515-X / 978-0-06-050515-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Storyteller's Daughter (AB): Return to a Lost Homeland
Author(s): Saira Shah
ISBN: 0-14-180504-8 / 978-0-14-180504-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Storyteller's Daughter: One Woman's Return to Her Lost Homeland
Author(s): Saira Shah
Publisher: Anchor
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