Join Phil Halton in celebrating the launch of his latest book, Blood Washing Blood: Afghanistan's Hundred-Year War.
The event will include a short talk from the author about his experiences in Afghanistan, 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.
About the book:
Based on his experience 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, Phil Halton traces the war's 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.