Fahim Speaks: A Warrior-Actor's Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back

Fahim Speaks: A Warrior-Actor's Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back

Michael Moffett

Fahim Fazli is a guy of 2 worlds: Afghanistan, the rustic of his delivery, and the US, the country he followed and discovered to like. He’s additionally a guy who escaped oppression, stumbled on his dream career, after which paid all of it ahead via returning to Afghanistan as an interpreter with the U.S. Marines. while Fahim speaks, the tale he tells is harrowing, attention-grabbing, and encouraging. Born and raised in Kabul, Fahim observed his state and kin torn aside by way of revolution and civil battle. Dodging Afghan experts and informers together with his father and brother, Fahim made his means around the border to Pakistan after which to the United States. After reuniting along with his mom, sisters, and one other brother, he moved to California with goals of an appearing profession. After 15 turbulent years that incorporated unsuccessful prepared marriages to Afghan brides, he ultimately certified for club within the display Actors Guild—and came across real American love. even though Fahim's California existence used to be chuffed and lucrative, he stored brooding about the battlefields of Afghanistan. Haunted via a wish to serve his followed kingdom, he turned a strive against linguist. whereas different interpreters opted for secure assignments, Fahim selected essentially the most risky: operating with the Leathernecks in embattled Helmand Province, the place his outgoing character and deep cultural realizing made him a favourite of either Marines and native Afghans—and a pariah to the Taliban, who placed a cost on his head.

Fahim Speaks is an inspiring tale of perseverance and patriotism—and of the specific love that one guy built for his followed state.

A gold medal winner from the army Writers Society of the US

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