What does an Afghan owe to the country that he left to escape violence? Should Afghan-Americans feel guilty over their material possessions, one of which could fund a child’s hospitalisation expense in Afghanistan today? Can a person ever truly cut off his roots or will they reach out in time and space and draw him back like a homing pigeon to its dovecote?
-- My review of 'And the Mountains Echoed' that appeared in the SCMP, 2 June 2013
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