The book is a fictional work based on the true events and actual characters under the Khalki regime in 1978, just a year before Russian troops invaded. It also depicts events during the intimate political upheaval of Afghanistan, while the country was ravaged by the war. More
Silent Rebel is about a man’s struggle to survive during the intimate political upheaval of a country ravaged by war between soldiers and rebels in Afghanistan. While the young men were fighting one another, brother against brother, as either soldiers or armed insurgents, many intellectuals were being imprisoned and tortured by the authorities. Qasim, the dedicated surgeon, husband and father, was one of them who forced to be discovered the strength of his own principle, about his internal conflicts of his need to help his people versus his survival instinct, and about the interrelationships among his inmates who also helped Qasim discover his own principles, in the face of death.