The Tale of Ahmed

The Tale of Ahmed

  • 原文出版社:OR Books
  • 出版日期:2024/04/02
  • 語言:英文
  • 定價:872
  • 運送方式:
  • 臺灣與離島
  • 海外
  • 可配送點:台灣、蘭嶼、綠島、澎湖、金門、馬祖
  • 可取貨點:台灣、蘭嶼、綠島、澎湖、金門、馬祖
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Tale of Ahmed is a gripping fictional account of the dangerous journey of a teenage boy, Ahmed, who travels from Afghanistan, across the Middle East and Europe, to seek refuge in England.

Author Henry Cockburn lives at one end of a long trail stretching from Afghanistan to the southeast coast of England. His home in Kent is close to where small, frail boats arrive bringing refugees on the last lap of their 6,000-mile journey from Kabul and the Hindu Kush. Meeting and talking with refugees, Henry became aware that even they themselves rarely understand the heroic nature of their odyssey. The journey’s never-ending risks have become second nature to them. For most other people, they are simply unknown. Correcting such misperceptions is one of the objectives of this powerful story.

Written in the form of an epic poem and richly illustrated by the author, Tale of Ahmed describes how its eponymous hero gets help from fellow travelers and finds unexpected friends along the way. But Ahmed is also exploited for money by crooks and cheats, as well as targeted as a pariah. This unusual and unputdownable fable recounts with great sensitivity the Afghans’ sufferings and their courage and resilience in making a grueling passage.



Born in London in 1982, Henry Cockburn grew up partly in Moscow and Washington DC where his father Patrick Cockburn was stationed as a journalist, but mostly lived in the cathedral city of Canterbury. His life changed dramatically when he had a mental breakdown in 2002 and spent several years in mental hospitals. With his father, he wrote Henry’s Demons (shortlisted for the 2011 Costa prize).

Nelofer Pazira was born in Kabul and was 6 years old when the Russians invaded Afghanistan. After a decade of war, Nelofer and her family escaped across the mountains to Pakistan, and from there to Canada. She is an internationally acclaimed film producer, and the author of A Bed of Red Flowers, which is a compelling portrait of the life of Afghan under occupation, and their resilience in the face of war.



  • ISBN:9781682194270
  • 規格:平裝 / 普通級 / 初版
  • 出版地:美國




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