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However tall the mountain : a dream, eight girls, and a journey home

Author: Awista Ayub
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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By bringing soccer to young Afghan women, Awista reintroduced the very traits decades of war in Afghanistan had cruelly stripped away from them--confidence and self-worth. In However tall the mountain, she tells her story and the stories of the eight original girls. Timely, heartfelt, and moving, it shows how women can find strength in each other, in teamwork, and in themselves--risking their lives to obtain the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Awista Ayub; Awista Ayub
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Awista Ayub
ISBN: 9781401322496 1401322492
OCLC Number: 262885043
Description: xii, 235 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Reborn: America, June 2004 --
Return to Kabul: Samira, Kabul, August 2004 --
Come back, come back: Samira, Kabul --
Nice kick, bad aim: America, June 2004 --
That I may play soccer: Robina, Kabul, September 2005 --
Quiet leader: Robina, Kabul and America --
Between two worlds --
Sisters: Freshta and Laila, from Pakistan to Kabul --
Gathering of the girls: Freshta and Laila, Kabul, December 2005 --
Far afield: America, July 2004 --
Team of their own: Ariana, Kabul, December 2005 --
On the road: America, July-August 2004 --
Stars: Kabul, December 2005 --
Life can be different: Miriam, Kabul and America --
Winning: Miriam, Kabul, December 2005 --
Flying away: August 2004 --
Journey home: Kabul, April 2006 --
Toward the goal: Kabul, July 2007 --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Awista Ayub.

Abstract:

By bringing soccer to young Afghan women, Awista reintroduced the very traits decades of war in Afghanistan had cruelly stripped away from them--confidence and self-worth. In However tall the mountain, she tells her story and the stories of the eight original girls. Timely, heartfelt, and moving, it shows how women can find strength in each other, in teamwork, and in themselves--risking their lives to obtain the freedom that we take for granted.

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