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Gulnoro is a primary school teacher in the border town of Murghab, in Tajikistan’s Pamir. Her salary was about US$20. Gulnoro’s salary was barely enough to buy a sack of wheat in the isolated mountain region, where everything was expensive. Gulnoro’s husband just returned back from working in Russia, unemployed. She had to raise three children, one of whom with mental disabilities. “Life here is poor and difficult,” as she often said, “but as long as we have faith, we will survive.”

Murghab, Tajikistan, 2006

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  1. Irna Muchtar

    Hai (maaf kalo sapaannya kurang sopan), sy Irna dari Makassar. Pertama kali liat “Selimut Debu” sy speechless. Unusual journey. Pengetahuan sy tentang travelling biasa2 sj seperti membaca majalah2 di pesawat. Pernah sekali sy baca tentang pulau2 terpencil di Inggris itupun krn tdk sengaja ke pameran pendidikan Inggris. Ketemu dgn “Selimut Debu” pun sy tdk sengaja (meskipun sy percaya tdk ada sesuatu yg kebetulan :)). Sekitar 3 minggu lalu sy ke Gramedia cari2 sesuatu yg eye cathing u/ dibaca maka ketemulah dgn “Selimut Debu” di antara sederet novel popular dkk (bukunya tdk nongkrong cantik di rak dan tanpa label best seller or discount) dan plastic covernya pun sdh ada yg rusak/robek bahkan sebagian ada yg kelipat2 isinya. Setelah melirik isi dan gambarnya, terbelilah buku itu olehku. Sekitar jam 9 malam ( 3 jam setelah bukunya terbeli), sy memulai travelling ke Afganishtan via si buku dan sampai detik ini, sy masih membayangkan cita rasanya travelling Anda yang luar biasa. Mungkin standar dan klise u/ sebagian org, tetapi sy akui feeling Anda extraordinary out the box (dlm hati sy sangat ingin tau knp ya travellingnya ke tempat2 yg tdk biasa). I’m really really falling in love with the story. Minggu ini sy akan travelling lg via Garis Batas. Next, travellingnya dgn Ground Zero. Keep on do the good writing. So, see you in the next story…..

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