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Virtual Book Launch: Blood Washing Blood - Afghanistan's Hundred-Year War

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An online event to launch Phil Halton's latest book, "Blood Washing Blood: Afghanistan's Hundred-Year War."

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Based on his experiences working in Afghanistan as a civilian as well as copious research, Blood Washing Blood provides a very different view on the war. Seeing it as primarily a social conflict rather than a military one, he traces its roots back to the reforms of Amanullah Amir, enacted in 1919. This hundred-year-long social conflict is not about the things that have become synonymous with Afghanistan—global jihad, rampant tribalism, and the narcotics trade—and instead is over questions of secularism, modernity, and centralized power.

The event will include a short talk about his experiences in Afghanistan by the author, a photo essay of buzkashi matches from Northern Afghanistan, the screening of the short film "The Afghan Bruce Lee," and the opportunity to purchase signed copies of the book from Toronto's own BookCity.

More details about Phil Halton's previous work can be found at www.philhalton.com.

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