The Favored Daughter

The Favored Daughter

One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan Into the Future

eBook - 2012 | First edition
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The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, the author was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has defined her life ever since. Despite the abuse of her family, the exploitative Russian and Taliban regimes, the murders of her father, brother, and husband, and numerous attempts on her life, she rose above her fate to becoming the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Here, she shares her story, punctuated by a series of letters she wrote to her two daughters before each political trip, letters describing the future and freedoms she dreamed of for them and for all the women of Afghanistan. Today, she is one of the most outspoken critics of human rights violations against Afghani women and children and uses her influence to bring global attention to the situation on the ground in Afghanistan, even as a frustrated American military considers relinquishing it to the Taliban. Her story captures the political and cultural moment in Afghanistan, a country caught between the hope of progress and the bitterness of history.
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780230341883 (electronic bk.)
0230341888 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK B KOOFI
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 266 pages)
Additional Contributors: Ghouri, Nadene 1975-


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NatalieArneson Sep 13, 2013

This is a MUST read. A truly remarkable woman who risks her life every day to bring justice to the people of her country.

Apr 07, 2013

was on daily Show and she came across heroically -- let us all know how book is


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