- Nov. 4, 2012 - SAN FRANCISCO --
SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 04, 2012 — Ten Thousand Prayers is the true story of A. Nasser, the author’s struggle to survive in war-torn Afghanistan and to find the meaning of home through a nomadic life. The book reflects on the last four decades of war in a country torn apart by strife and greed. Populated by influential personalities, courageous women, and struggling young men, this book attempts to allow the reader to travel through Afghanistan like browsing a living history of the cultures, sights, and people of the region. It is at once tragic and hopeful and provides an insightful look at the past as well as at the possible solutions that await a country and people that have not known peace in ages.
Ten Thousand Prayers is a work of narrative nonfiction. It is an examination of Afghanistan’
s past and future through a personal as well as a global lens. It is the story of how love and friendship are changed forever by war. It follows young Abdul on his quest to find his place in the world, from the streets of Kabul in the decade of the Cold War and the invasion of the Red Army that disrupted the lives of his family and friends, to the strands and bridges of Istanbul, to Germany and back to the remote areas of Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan where Abdul must accept and understand the heartache of the country that keeps calling him back, and turn tragedy into an opportunity for change. Following a daring escape from his homeland to captivity at the hands of Afghanistan’
s most extreme religious groups, the book questions the meaning of failure and success and contrasts the remote lands of Afghanistan, where no laws apply, to the cultural and civilized meccas of Frankfurt, San Francisco and Las Vegas.
A. Nasser is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and author. A graduate of San Jose State University, he has held positions in such high-profile organizations as Lockheed Martin, Cisco, Intel, Verizon, Active Video, Sony, and many others. His businesses, both nationally and internationally, strive to modernize global communications and create positive change.
As an Afghan-American, A. Nasser continues to seek solutions to the strife in his native country through an understanding of global and local politics and practices. A. Nasser has been a speaker at various technology related conventions and events as well as at ethnic events. Throughout the years he has been active in mobilizing the Afghan community in the U.S. to improve the future of Afghans and their native country.
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