Originally published in 1979, The Kirghiz and Wakhi of Afghanistan is a study of the peoples of the Wakhan Corridor, the long, narrow portion of Afghanistan that reaches out to touch China. This 2002 edition adds a foreword and an epilogue.
I was only expecting to read parts of The Kirghiz and Wakhi, but I ended up reading it cover to cover. It offers all the pleasures of a well-written ethnography, along with plenty of connections to broader history and anthropology. >> continue