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The favored daughter : one woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future

Author: Fawzia Koofi; Nadene Ghouri
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Fawzia Koofi; Fawzia Koofi; Fawzia Koofi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fawzia Koofi; Nadene Ghouri
ISBN: 9780230120679 0230120679 9780230342026 0230342027
OCLC Number: 732848076
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 266 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Stories of old --
Just a girl --
A terrible loss --
Running --
A village girl again --
When justice dies --
The war within --
Losing her --
One ordinary Thursday --
Retreat to the north --
Everything turns white --
A Taliban wedding --
An end before a beginning --
The darkness pervades --
Back to where I began --
A daughter for a daughter --
The darkness lifts --
A new purpose --
A movement for change --
A dream for a war-torn nation --
A historical timeline of Afghanistan.
Other Titles: Lettres à mes filles.
Responsibility: Fawzia Koofi with Nadene Ghouri.

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