The Underground Girls of Kabul

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  • Author : Jenny Nordberg
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 384 pages
  • ISBN : 0307952517
  • Rating : 4/5 from 39 reviews
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Download or Read online The Underground Girls of Kabul full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by Jenny Nordberg and published by Crown which was released on 16 September 2014 with total page 384 pages. We cannot guarantee that The Underground Girls of Kabul book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom in Afghanistan that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl. “An astonishingly clear picture of this resourceful, if imperfect, solution to the problem of girlhood in a society where women have few rights and overwhelming restrictions.”—The Boston Globe 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 as such to the outside world. Jenny Nordberg, the reporter who broke the story of this phenomenon for the New York Times, constructs a powerful and moving account of those secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom. The Underground Girls of Kabul is anchored by vivid characters who bring this remarkable story to life: Azita, a female parliamentarian who sees no other choice but to turn her fourth daughter Mehran into a boy; Zahra, the tomboy teenager who struggles with puberty and refuses her parents’ attempts to turn her back into a girl; Shukria, now a married mother of three after living for twenty years as a man; and Nader, who prays with Shahed, the undercover female police officer, as they both remain in male disguise as adults. At the heart of this emotional narrative is a new perspective on the extreme sacrifices of Afghan women and girls against the violent backdrop of America’s longest war. Divided into four parts, the book follows those born as the unwanted sex in Afghanistan, but who live as the socially favored gender through childhood and puberty, only to later be forced into marriage and childbirth. The Underground Girls of Kabul charts their dramatic life cycles, while examining our own history and the parallels to subversive actions of people who live under oppression everywhere.

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. “An astonishingly clear picture of this resourceful, if imperfect, solution to the problem of girlhood in a society where women have few rights and overwhelming restrictions.”—The Boston Globe 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

The Underground Girls of Kabul

The Underground Girls of Kabul
  • Author : Jenny Nordberg
  • 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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  • Author : Everest Media,
  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Release : 09 May 2022
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The twins were excited to show me that they are not actually brother and sister, but rather two ten-year-old identical girls. They wanted to know if I was married, since their mother is a married mother of four. #2 When I first met Azita, she was a member of the new Afghan parliament. She had promised her rural voters that she would direct more foreign aid to

The Underground Girls of Kabul

The Underground Girls of Kabul
  • Author : Jenny Nordberg
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 14 July 2015
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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. “An astonishingly clear picture of this resourceful, if imperfect, solution to the problem of girlhood in a society where women have few rights and overwhelming restrictions.”—The Boston Globe 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

Forbidden Lessons In A Kabul Guesthouse

Forbidden Lessons In A Kabul Guesthouse
  • Author : Suraya Sadeed
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 07 July 2011
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Suraya Sadeed grew up in a peaceful Afghanistan. Following the Soviet invasion in 1979, she left America with her family, building a new life. But after a sudden tragedy, Suraya returned to Afghanistan for a visit that changed everything. Shocked by the suffering and destruction wreaked on her homeland, Suraya was determined to help. Smuggling herself across borders in various disguises, braving warlords and drug-runners, she set up an underground girls' schools in Kabul in order to bring hope and aid

We Are Afghan Women

We Are Afghan Women
  • Author : George W. Bush Institute
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 08 March 2016
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“Inspiring stories that not only capture the suffering of Afghan women, but also show their tremendous courage and resilience and the contribution they are making to build a better future for Afghanistan” (Hillary Rodham Clinton). Told in their own voices, the moving, courageous, and personal stories in We Are Afghan Women vividly describe a country that is one of the most dangerous places to be a young girl or pregnant woman; a country undone by decades of war and now

A Woman Among Warlords

A Woman Among Warlords
  • Author : Malalai Joya
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 25 January 2011
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Malalai Joya was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2010. An extraordinary young woman raised in the refugee camps of Iran and Pakistan, Joya became a teacher in secret girls’ schools, hiding her books under her burqa so the Taliban couldn’t find them; she helped establish a free medical clinic and orphanage in her impoverished home province of Farah; and at a constitutional assembly in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2003, she stood up and denounced her country’s

Raising my Voice

Raising my Voice
  • Author : Malalai Joya
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 15 September 2009
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Malalai Joya is the youngest and most famous female MP in Afghanistan, whose bravery and vision have won her an international following. She made world headlines with her very first speech, in which she courageously denounced the presence of warlords in the new Afghan government. She has spoken out for justice ever since, and for the rights of women in the country she loves. Raising My Voice shares her extraordinary story. Born during the Russian invasion and spending her youth

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
  • Author : Edward Girardet,Jonathan Walter,Charles Norchi,Mirwais Masood
  • Publisher : International Centre for Humanitarian
  • Release : 05 December 2022
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Updated to reflect recent events, this guidebook provides a unique and indispensable tool for anyone working and traveling in Afghanistan. Specially commissioned articles from leading experts in the field examine Afghanistan’s historical legacy and contemporary milieu, covering everything from the security situation and the resurgence of the Taliban to two decades of human rights abuses and the current situation of women. Street maps for all major cities, practical advice on daily survival, important contacts, and a list of key