Afghani flight to freedom

Shahnaz Qayumi (left) writes about the aftermath of the Russian withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989 and details life under Taliban rule for young readers in her latest novel.FULL STORY


El Salvador’s dirty war

September 09th, 2020

The Little Breadwinner: War and Survival in the Salvadoran Heartland (Aperion $17.95) tells the stories of people who lived through El Salvador’s brutal civil war between 1980 – 1992, which claimed the lives of more than 75,000 Salvadorans. The families tyrannized by the country’s military-led government came mostly from poor peasants, indigenous peoples and child farm workers. Lucia Mann, who was in El Salvador at the time, writes about the human rights violations during and after the “dirty” war between the American CIA-backed government and the left-wing rebel group, Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front. Throughout it all, many of the characters Mann describes yearn for peace, justice and normalcy. 978-0-9856039-3-9

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