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The Resource The last thousand : one school's promise in a nation at war, Jeffrey E. Stern

The last thousand : one school's promise in a nation at war, Jeffrey E. Stern

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The last thousand : one school's promise in a nation at war
Title
The last thousand
Title remainder
one school's promise in a nation at war
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey E. Stern
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There, a few thousand students are learning not just to read and write and add, but to question, criticize, make provocative art. To sing, poke fun at one another, to protest. The Teacher named the school "Marefat" because it means "knowledge" but also all its derivatives: "wisdom; " "education; " "intellect; " "awareness." Under the protection of foreign forces, a special place has flourished in Afghanistan. The Marefat School is an award-winning institution in the Western slums of Kabul, built by one of the country's most vulnerable minority groups, the Hazara. Marefat educates both girls and boys, embraces the arts, and teaches students to question the world around them, interrogate their leaders, and be active citizens in their quickly-changing country. As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, this community is left behind, unprotected. Acclaimed journalist Jeffrey E. Stern explores the stakes of war through the eyes of those touched by Marefat: Aziz Royesh, the school's daring founder and leader; a mother of five who finds freedom in literacy; a clever mechanic; a self-taught astronomer; the school's security director; and several intrepid students who carry Marefat's mission to the streets. We see how Marefat has embraced the U.S. and blossomed under its presence; and how much it stands to lose when that protection disappears. The Last Thousand tells the story of what we leave behind when our foreign wars end, presenting the promise, as well as the peril, of our military adventure abroad. Stern presents a nuanced and fascinating portrait of the complex history of Afghanistan, American occupation, and the ways in which one community rallies together in compelling, heartbreaking, and inspiring detail"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
370.9581
Index
no index present
LC call number
LG22.K33
LC item number
S74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The last thousand : one school's promise in a nation at war, Jeffrey E. Stern
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/933/9781250049933/image/lgcover.9781250049933.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eleven Months Left -- The First Thousand -- Twenty-one Years Left -- The School -- The Student -- Four Years Left -- The Student -- The American -- Two Years Left -- The Mechanic -- Nine Months Left -- The Astronomer -- Eight Months Left -- The Troublemaker -- Seven Months Left -- The Troublemaker -- Six Months Left -- The Driver -- Five Months Left -- The Student -- The Mechanic -- Four Months Left -- Three Months Left -- The Student -- Two Months Left -- The Driver -- The Mechanic -- One Month Left -- The Storyteller
Control code
1635858
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781250049933
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015037366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1635858
  • (Sirsi) 1635858
  • (OCoLC)932066479
Label
The last thousand : one school's promise in a nation at war, Jeffrey E. Stern
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/933/9781250049933/image/lgcover.9781250049933.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eleven Months Left -- The First Thousand -- Twenty-one Years Left -- The School -- The Student -- Four Years Left -- The Student -- The American -- Two Years Left -- The Mechanic -- Nine Months Left -- The Astronomer -- Eight Months Left -- The Troublemaker -- Seven Months Left -- The Troublemaker -- Six Months Left -- The Driver -- Five Months Left -- The Student -- The Mechanic -- Four Months Left -- Three Months Left -- The Student -- Two Months Left -- The Driver -- The Mechanic -- One Month Left -- The Storyteller
Control code
1635858
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781250049933
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015037366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1635858
  • (Sirsi) 1635858
  • (OCoLC)932066479

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