Further Reading on Afghanistan

Master Bibliography

Angeles Gallego, Maria.  Bleaney, Heather.  Contributor, Vogelsang, Willem (2006). BRILL, ISBN 9004077413 Afghanistan, A Bibliography.  Thematically indexed bibliography devoted to Afghanistan’s current and past, which helps readers find their way through the volumes of secondary literature available. The bibliography indexes journal articles and book publications.


Auboyer, Jeannine (1968). The Art of Afghanistan. Feltham, Middlesex, Great Britain: Hamlyn Publishing Group

Rowland, Benjamin, Jr. (1976). Ancient Art from Afghanistan: Treasures of the Kabul Museum. NY:Arno Press/Ayer Company Publishers

Current Affairs

Goodson, Larry P. (2001). Afghanistan’s Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban. Seattle: University of Washington Press

Rashid, Ahmed (2000). Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia. New Haven, CN: Yale University Press Press

Shah, Saira (2003).  The Storyteller’s Daughter.  HarperCollins Publishers

History and Culture

Ansary, Tamim (2002). West of Kabul, East of New York. NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Ewans, Martin (2002). Afghanistan: A Short History of its People and Politics. NY: HarperCollins

Gladstone, Cary (Ed.) (2001). Afghanistan: History, Issues, Bibliography. Huntington, NY: Novinka Books/Nova Science Publishers

Hanifi, Mohammed Jamil (1982). Annotated Bibliography of Afghanistan. (4th ed., rev.). New Haven, CN: HRAF Press

Hosseini, Khaled (2003).  The Kite Runner.  Riverhead Books.

Olesen, Asta (1994). Afghan Craftsmen. Copenhagen: Rhodos

Pedersen, Gorm (1994). Afghan Nomads in Transition. Copenhagen: Rhodos.

Saberi, Helen (2000). Afghan Food and Cookery: Noshe Djan. NY: Hippocrene Books

Shah, Sirdar Ikbal Ali (1982). Afghanistan of the Afghans. London: Octagon Press


Chaffetz, David (1981). A Journey Through Afghanistan: A Memorial. Chicago: Regnery Gateway

Cresson, Os (2002). We Felt Their Kindliness: An American Family’s Afghan Odyssey (1949-1951). Haddonfield NJ: Emerald Pademelon Press

Klass, Rosanne (1964). Land of the High Flags: A Travel-Memoir of Afghanistan. NY: Random House

Girardet, Edward & Jonathan Walter (1998). Afghanistan (Essential Field Guides to Humanitarian and Conflict Zones). Geneva: International Center for Humanitarian Reporting

Newby, Eric (1958, 1998). A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush. Footscray, Australia: Lonely Planet

Stark, Freya (1970). The Minaret of Djam: An Excusion in Afghanistan. London: John Murray

Stewart, Rory (2006).  The Places In Between.  Harvest/Harcourt

Toynbee, Arnold J. (1961). Between Oxus and Jumna. NY: Oxford University Press


Doubleday, Veronica (1988). Three Women of Herat. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press

Grima, Benedicte (1992). Performance of Emotion Among Paxtun Women (Modern Middle East, No. 17) Austin: University of Texas Press

Hosseini, Khaled (2007).  A Thousand Splendid Suns.  Riverhead Books.

Latifa, with Shekeba Hachemi (2002). My Forbidden Face, Growing Up Under the Taliban: A

Young Woman’s Story. NY: Talk Miramax Books/Hyperion 

Zoya, with John Follain & Rita Cristofari (2002). Zoya’s Story: An Afghan Woman’s Struggle for Freedom. NY: William Morrow