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Suzanne Griffin's Memoir on Life in Afghanistan to release March 2014

Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:06 pm Celeste Bennett

Do you wonder what hope there is for lasting education and healthcare systems in Afghanistan? Read Lessons of Love in Afghanistan by Suzanne Griffin, releasing March 2014.

In 1968, Suzanne followed her heart and began living in Afghanistan, a country she knew little about. She was a newlywed; the wife of a Peace Corps Assistant Director with a sense of adventure and an 18-month contract. Soon, she realized she needed a vocation in Afghanistan. She put her college education to work and began teaching. It did not take long for her to fall in love with the Afghan people.

In 2002, she decided to return to Afghanistan. By this time she had earned her Ph.D. and been appointed Dean of ESL at South Seattle Community College. She and her husband had always hoped to retire in Afghanistan, but circumstances prevented it: she would be returning to Afghanistan a widow, an elder, educated widow familiar with the culture and capable of leading under sometimes difficult and sometimes dangerous conditions.

What began as a one-time sabbatical has turned into an eleven-year-plus phase of life. She is continuing to work alongside Afghan leaders--young, old, male, and female--to build national and provincial healthcare and education systems.

Lessons of Love in Afghanistan will release in March 2014, in conjunction with the Afghan new year. Reading it will give you reasons to hope.

Visit www.suzannemgriffin.com for more information.