Not Taliban Nor Terrorist, Just an Afghan Immigrant

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“Farangi”, a new, and first, book by Wazir Shpoon, introduces a new perspective on life of immigrants that have been displaced by war or other misfortune.

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“Farangi” follows the life of a child, in a relative peaceful Afghanistan, who was then forced to move to Pakistan during the Soviet invasion, then to Denmark and finally to the United States, where he tried to integrate, sometimes unsuccessfully, into western culture.

Many are unaware of the hardships faced by immigrants. The leaving of one’s country is just the beginning and getting accustomed to the new culture and growing new roots is the true challenge.

"With his autobiography, Wazir Shpoon redefines what it means to be an outsider, even in one's homeland. Think there aren't parallels between Muslim and western cultures? This glimpse into Afghan society will surprise you." -- Dawn Scovill, author of IMMORTAL BONDS and CHASING KID ROCK

About the Author
Wazir Akbar Shpoon was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. His father worked for the United Nations and his mother took care of the home. In 1979, after the Soviet invasion, his mother literally walked them through the mountains and across the border into Pakistan. From there they moved to Denmark and finally to the United States. Wazir earned his degree in computers and currently works as a programmer in South Florida. He is currently working on his first novel, since writing is what he loves.

Contact Wazir to schedule speaking engagements or book signing events.

Title: FARANGI – Autobiography Of An Afghan Immigrant
Author: Wazir Akbar Shpoon
Publisher: CreateSpace (March 19, 2011)
Paperback: 186 ISBN: 978-1460977064 Retail: $10
Available: and

Contact: 561-247-5252
Email: wshpoon(at)yahoo(dot)com

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