The Underground Girls of Kabul

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  • Author : Jenny Nordberg
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 384 pages
  • ISBN : 0307952517
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 38 reviews
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The Underground Girls of Kabul

The Underground Girls of Kabul
  • Author : Jenny Nordberg
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 16 September 2014
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An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom in Afghanistan that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl. In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A bacha posh (literally translated from Dari as “dressed up like a boy”) is a third kind of child--a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented

The Underground Girls of Kabul

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  • Publisher : virago
  • Release : 01 May 2015
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An Afghan woman's life expectancy is just 44 years, and her life cycle often begins and ends in disappointment: being born a girl and finally, having a daughter of her own. For some, disguising themselves as boys is the only way to get ahead. Nordberg follows women such as Azita Rafaat, a parliamentarian who once lived as a Bacha Posh, the mother of seven-year-old Mehran, who she is raising as a Bacha Posh as well, but for different reasons than in

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