Reviews of “Come from the Shadows”
"...a thought-provoking overview of the Afghanistan that Glavin discovered during several visits there, travelling "outside the wire" and talking to ordinary Afghans. It will change the way you have ever thought about Afghanistan."
Chronical-Herald, Jan 29, 2012Read more about Come from the Shadows >>
"Glavin embraces the whole country with kindness, somewhat in awe of the courage and convictions of individuals who simply will not accept the negative assumptions that outsiders can bring to them and their country."
Globe & Mail, Jan 28, 2012Read more about Come from the Shadows >>
"[Glavin] provides an alternative to the usual Western media portrait, particularly of Afghan women, who rely on foreigners for security while boldly rebuilding their society." Come from the Shadows was chosen as a Great Reads for Fall 2011 by Ms. Magazine.
Ms Magazine, Nov 28, 2011Read more about Come from the Shadows >>
"What [Glavin] reports is not hateful, anti-Western spite perpetuated by 10 years of war and civilian casualties, but a sense of tentative optimism -- a better-than-before place where the people are beginning to find solace in an environment of peace brought by foreign soldiers."
The Martlet, Nov 3, 2011Read more about Come from the Shadows >>
"Glavin does his job well. The best parts of Come from the Shadows involve his travels in the country, often in the company the Abdulrahim Parwani, a remarkable Afghan-Canadian man, well drawn in Glavin’s text. We meet democrats, partisans, activists and scholars. Some are powerful, some simply brave."
Maclean's, Oct 6, 2011Read more >>Read more about Come from the Shadows >>
“The Afghan people have friends around the world who have courageously joined us in our fight for our freedom and civil liberties, but few have been as devoted to our cause as Terry Glavin. His journalism gives our silenced voices the power to be heard in the West.”
Fawzia Koofi, Afghan MP and author of Letters to My Daughters, Jun 27, 2011Read more about Come from the Shadows >>