In 2005, Nicolas Wild, a wandering French writer, found a job and somewhere to live at the same time. The only problem was that the place was Kabul, in Afghanistan, a country left unstable after several destructive years of war. When the carefree young man arrived at a capital in crisis, his first mission was to write a comic book explaining the Afghan constitution to children. His second project was to work on a recruitment campaign for the Afghan army. Consequently, he became a privileged observer of the hesitant reconstruction of the country whilst leading the unusual life of a Western expat in Kabul. Gradually, he fell in love with the country and decided to extend his contract despite the risks of living in Afghanistan. Honest and perceptive, inquisitive and unsettling, this book casts an ironic yet affectionate look at the realities of a country that never strays far from the headlines.
Ratings & Reviews
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Its amazing how Nicolas manages to turn a grave situation into a hilarious comedy setup! The backdrop is the Afghan war situation but don't let that fool you. It keeps you occupied from the first to the last page. Amazing read. I actually keep going back to it for more! It's the only graphic novel that I actually enjoyed reading! Totally worth 5-stars! :)
A very light hearted book but doesn't have much for you to come back for a second read. Its a complete and utter autobiography and doesn't have much in the plot department...in short this is a good break between all those plot heavy graphic novels...