PublishAmerica Presents Car Grease for the Camel by Zia Rehman

Frederick, MD, March 08, 2007 --( PublishAmerica is proud to present Car Grease for the Camel: A Road Journey Across Afghanistan by Bremen, Georgia’s Zia Rehman.

The world is very familiar with the scenes of modern Afghanistan, but this remote Central Asian nation was not always the war-torn desert that it currently is. Zia Rehman, a native of the town of Sibbi, located near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, takes the reader to a different time when his homeland was a tourist resort for European and American vacationers. In Car Grease for the Camel, Rehman shares his memories of a 1969 road journey through Afghanistan and details his mingling and friendships with the locals and their folkways, manners and mores, weaving his stories with Afghan history, background and interesting, sometimes-amusing episodes of behavior of their kings, tribal chiefs and mullahs.

Born on January 6, 1934, at a remote corner of the rugged mountainous frontier town of Sibbi, near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the author spent most of his life at the frontier. He has an MA degree in political science, served in the civil service of Pakistan, started a business after retirement and settled in the U.S.A. with his wife of 40 years. He comes from a prominent Pashtun-Durrani family of Afghanistan and speaks Farsi—his mother tongue—Urdu and Punjabi, Pakistan regional languages. He has traveled all over the world and has many adventure tales to tell. Car Grease for the Camel: A Road Journey Across Afghanistan is Rehman’s first book.

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Shawn Street