The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif traces an Afghan refugee’s extraordinary journey – from his early life as a shepherd boy in the mountains of Northern Afghanistan, to his forced exile after being captured and tortured by the Taliban, to incarceration in an Australian detention centre … and finally, to freedom.


All royalties of The Rugamker of Mazar-e-Sharif go to AusGhan Aid, an independent not-for-profit organisation founded by Najaf and a group of Australian friends.


AusGhan Aid raises funds to improve basic health services and provide educational resources to people living in remote villages in the Balkh province, Northern Afghanistan.

The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif by Najaf Mazari