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The Other Side of the Sky

A Memoir

by Farah Ahmedi, Tamim Ansary

The Other Side of the Sky by Farah Ahmedi, Tamim Ansary
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    Apr 2005, 256 pages
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    Jun 2006, 256 pages

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When asked whether the experience of winning the contest has made her want to be a writer Farah replied, "I'll be happy to write books. I would also be happy to be in medicine, working with prosthetics. But I have to find out how smart I am. I also like technology, working with computers. My career could go in different directions."

When asked how it feels to be in America she says, "It feels great to be in America .... I'm safe here, no war. I like the love I have here, and the system. I like shopping.  It is so clean here. People take care of nature and things are in control—the streets, traffic lights. It is peaceful . . . safe. "

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