"Dr. M. H. Anwar's fascinating memoir. . . conveys the ferment of protest and struggle which gripped Afghan society in those years. . . . Memories of Afghanistan is worth reading not only for the insights it provides into the revolutionary ferment among intellectuals and working people during the first half of this century, but also for its many warm and vivid portraits of individuals, and for the moments of joy and of pleasure, the friendships and the achievements, which Dr. Anwar recounts."-New World Review, November-December 1982 "Memories of Afghanistan is. . . a record of the fragile hopes of a handful of Afghans who sought to fashion their country's future with the tools of enlightenment and science. Such voices were conspicuously absent when the Loya Jirga-an assemblage of warlords and Islamic fundamentalists under the aegis of American-led occupation forces-met in Kabul last winter to adopt a new constitution."-From the Preface.