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June 21, 2011 > Afghanistan revealed

Afghanistan revealed

Author Joseph David Osman will visit Fremont with a unique perspective of Afghanistan and its relationship with the United States. American born of Afghan parents, Mr. Osman grew up in a turbulent household in Kentucky and has served as translator and advisor for American forces in Afghanistan. His singular background and experience have allowed Osman to understand the current conflict and divisions between these countries through a bi-cultural lens.

Osman promotes a humanistic and realistic response to the chasm between those who would encourage "freedom" and others who approach the concept from a different point of view. Through his book, Surrender to Kindness, Mr. Osman recounts the terror and triumph of the human spirit in the Afghan world and allows readers to glimpse life in that land beyond sensational headlines.

Sponsored by City of Fremont Human Relations Commission, California State University East Bay and the Afghan Student Association, Mr. Osman will visit Fremont and California State University East Bay this week to talk about his book and experiences in Afghanistan. This is an exceptional opportunity to lift a curtain that conceals much of Afghan culture and thought that is misunderstood and puts the current conflict in a traditional, ethnic and historical context

Surrender to Kindness
Book Talk and Conversation with Joseph David Osman

Thursday, June 23
California State University East Bay
25200 Carlos B Blvd., Hayward
12 Noon

Thursday, June 23
Fremont Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont
7 p.m.

Friday, June 24
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
12 Noon

For more information, (510) 574-2050

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