COME BACK TO AFGHANISTAN: A California Teenager's Story.
New York: Bloomsbury, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - After 9/11, the author's father sold his clothing store in Oakland and returned to Afghanistan to become President Hamid Karzai's chief spokesman and later the governor of Kunar. Said visited Afghanistan during three consecutive summers, recording his travels on a minidisc recorder which aired on NPR's 'This American Life.' This book "interweaves his personal journeya teenager struggling with his identity in his parents' homeland with a dramatic behind-the-scenes account of political and civilian life in post-Taliban Afghanistan." SIGNED on the title page by Akbar.Maps, list of characters. xi, 339 pp. ISBN: 1-582345201.