Alla Ivanchikova. Imagining Afghanistan: Global Fiction and the Film of the 9/11 Wars
Alla Ivanchikova’s Imagining Afghanistan: Global Fiction and Film of the 9/11 Wars examines how Afghanistan was imagined in literary and visual texts after 9/11 attacks and subsequent US invasion. She argues convincingly how Afghanistan after 9/11 becomes a testing ground of global forces that reflect the moral ambiguities of humanitarianism, the legacy of the Cold War, the role of America in the rise of transnational terror and the damage of wars on human and nonhuman ecology. Its iconoclastic central arguments debunk NATO-centric view of Afghanistan.