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

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