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The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Shnarif was written by Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman. But, it is obviously Najaf's story and traces his journey from Afghanistan to Australia.

He has been reunited with his family and now owns a rug shop in Prahan, a suburb of Melbourne. He became an Australian citizen in April 2007.

Robert Hillman is a Victorian based novelist and biographer. This book highlights his long-standing interest in the welfare of refugees, especially those seeking assylum in Australia.