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Top 40 Book Club : December 2008
A Burqa and a Hard Place: Three years in the new Afghanistan SALLY COOPER Sally Cooper, ABC radio journalist provides an insiders view into Afghanistan where suicide bomb blasts, stifling bureaucracy, cultural confusion and chaos is the norm ‘ ’ Sally Cooper is an ABC radio journalist looking for a career change. By chance, she gets a call from a colleague looking for a radio journalist in Afghanistan. Cooper goes to Afghanistan not to report on the war, but to train the people of Afghanistan to produce their own radio journalism. This book gives an insiders view into a country where suicide bomb blasts, stifling overseas bureaucracy, cultural confusion and general chaos is the norm. Cooper relays the reality of life in Afghanistan and provides the reader with a fascinating insight into this country of ancient traditions. 36