Kabul Classroom

Memoir of an American Teacher in Afghanistan

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About the Book

The author, at age 60-something, decided she was ready to do tackle something different, somewhere completely different. This book recounts the school year she spent in Kabul, teaching at the American University of Afghanistan. She tells of her life at the school, in the guesthouse, and out and about in the city—all within the security parameters necessary in a war zone. Life with the threat of kidnapping and bombings was not so easy.

About the Author(s)

P.B. Travis is a retired chemistry teacher. She lives in Folly Beach, South Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

P.B. Travis

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 244
Bibliographic Info: 58 photos, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7637-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0623-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface  1
1. On My Way  3
2. Arrival, Security and the Afghan Way  10
3. The Guesthouse  17
4. Morning in Kabul  27
5. School  31
6. Teaching  48
7. Extracurricular School  59
8. Issues at School  66
9. Earthquakes, Elections and More Security Issues  74
10. Swine Flu  78
11. The New Campus  80
12. Security Revisited  87
13. Out and About in Kabul  90
14. Streets and Traffic  98
15. Shopping  121
16. Sightseeing  135
17. Special Events  150
18. Kabul at Night  160
19. Trip to Herat  170
20. Trip to Jalalabad  179
21. Health Issues  188
22. Plants and Seasons and Travel  193
23. Politics  203
24. The Blame Game  206
25. Stranger in a Strange Land  210
26. Lest I Forget  213
27. And Goodbye  215
Epilogue  223
Chapter Notes  225
Index  229