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What sets ‘Dispatches’ apart

A insightful review of Dispatches from the Kabul Cafe was published on Mitchell Blatt’s China Travel Writing Blog on 19 September 2015. This review discusses the insights into Afghan culture which Kingstone observed during her years in Kabul. Fourteen years after America’s invasion of Iraq and the establishment of a new government, it is widely accepted that Afghanistan is an…
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‘Dispatches’ reviewed by Board Member of Civil Vision International

Schuyler K. Geller, Principal Consultant at The Copperridge Group and Board Member of Civil Vision International, has published this wonderful review of Dispatches from the Kabul Cafe: I have just finished reading your book. Much stirring of memories suppressed of so many Afghans left behind, the mission impossible we were given, so many, many failures paraded by…
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Love in a hot (and dangerous) climate

Mail Online review Dispatches from the Kabul Cafe

This is an extract from a review of Dispatches from the Kabul Cafe published by the Mail Online. To read the full article visit the Mail Online website. Dispatches From The Kabul Cafe by Heidi Kingstone (Advance Editions £10.99) Samuel Johnson once wrote that ‘every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier’….
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New book reveals underbelly of expat life in Kabul

Asia House Book Review

This is an extract from a review by Asia House. To read the full article visit the Asia House website. New book reveals underbelly of expat life in Kabul A new book casts light on the realities of expat life in war-torn Kabul. London-based Canadian freelance journalist and author Heidi Kingstone lived in Afghanistan between…
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The Middle East Magazine Reviews Dispatches from the Kabul Café

The Middle East Magazine Book Review

This is an extract from the original review. Read the full article on the The Middle East Magazine website… Dispatches from the Kabul Café I know Heidi Kingstone, writes Pat Lancaster. I wouldn’t say we were exactly friends but we bump into each other at certain events and I have always enjoyed chatting to her. One…
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Women writing war

Anne Sebba’s Battling for News: Women Reporters from the Risorgimento to Tiananmen Square (1994) is a compendium of vignettes profiling dozens of female journalists over the past 150 years. An excellent addition to herstory, Sebba’s book covers all nature of journalist, notably the long tradition of the female war correspondent, beginning with Jessie White, who commenced her…
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