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Unveiled : voices of the women of Afghanistan

Author: Harriet Logan
Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In 1997, during the Taliban's repressive rule, award-winning photographer Harriet Logan went to Afghanistan and encountered a group of extraordinary women whose strong characters and dreams for the future made an indelible impression on her. Despite the peril to her life and theirs, she captured their lives in a series of striking photographs. The women risked their safety by speaking to and being photographed by
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Pictorial works
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet Logan
ISBN: 0060510870 9780060510879
OCLC Number: 223155511
Description: xx, 101 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Kabul 1970's: Before the Taliban --
Kabul 1997: During Taliban rule --
December 2001: Life beyond the Taliban --
Kabul 2001 --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Harriet Logan.

Abstract:

"In 1997, during the Taliban's repressive rule, award-winning photographer Harriet Logan went to Afghanistan and encountered a group of extraordinary women whose strong characters and dreams for the future made an indelible impression on her. Despite the peril to her life and theirs, she captured their lives in a series of striking photographs. The women risked their safety by speaking to and being photographed by her because they felt that the outside world needed to know what was happening to them. The images of women from 1997 contrast sharply with those from the 1970s, when they were free to dress as they wished, speak up for their rights, and pursue their education alongside men."

"After the Taliban's defeat at the end of 2001, Logan returned to Afghanistan, where she found many of these women again and met others. These courageous and intelligent women shared with her stories of unimaginable sadness and abiding strength through the long years of war and uncertainty. Zargoona, a widow, reveals that she could not afford to treat her cancer because Taliban law prevented women from earning a living. Nahed, a schoolteacher, has vowed never to marry because even her own brothers beat her. Durkhanai, the daughter of a famous television anchorwoman, tells how she experienced the joys of family life and the pain of lost freedom all at once: "We were like birds in a cage. For me, maybe my cage was good - my home was full of happiness. We love each other here and we are not hungry. But outside it was terrible." Nine-year-old Sanam rejoices that she can carry her doll without being beaten for idolatry.

Latifa lost her foot when she stepped on a mine and subsequently left her her house only four times during Taliban rule."--Jacket.

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