Speaker Books on Booklist
Highly recommended by several Conference Program Committee members, Whitney Azoy’s Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan has been added to the 2010 Camden Conference Book List.
Azoy joins other 2010 Conference Speakers Ahmed Rashid, Paul Pillar, and Teresita Schaffer on the recommended reading list for the 23rd Annual Camden Conference: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India – Crossroads of Conflict, live at the Camden Opera House, February 19-21, 2010.
In this second edition paperback (Waveland Press 2002), Azoy, a confirmed speaker at the upcoming February Camden Conference, describes a fascinating relationship between Afghanistan’s ‘national sport’ and its political evolution. Amazon reader Hanif Yazid calls it “witty and genuine, his firsthand accounts of traditional Afghan notions of power, status and honor give the book a unique flavour. Buzkashi is short, but informative. Easy to read and enjoy, it made me want to ride like the wind, dead goat in hand, to victory and glory!”
See the full list of recommended reading in preparation for the 2010 Camden Conference Here