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The Resource The favored daughter : one woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future, Fawzia Koofi with Nadene Gourhi

The favored daughter : one woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future, Fawzia Koofi with Nadene Gourhi

Label
The favored daughter : one woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future
Title
The favored daughter
Title remainder
one woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future
Statement of responsibility
Fawzia Koofi with Nadene Gourhi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koofi, Fawzia
Dewey number
  • 328.581092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ghouri, Nadene
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Koofi, Fawzia
  • Women legislators
  • Legislators
  • Women
  • Afghanistan
  • Women
  • Children
  • Women's rights
  • Human rights
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
  • Koofi, Fawzia
  • Women legislators
  • Legislators
  • Women
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Women's rights
  • Human rights
Label
The favored daughter : one woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future, Fawzia Koofi with Nadene Gourhi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn732848076
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 266 p.
Isbn
9780230342026
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011025829
System control number
(OCoLC)732848076
Label
The favored daughter : one woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future, Fawzia Koofi with Nadene Gourhi
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn732848076
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 266 p.
Isbn
9780230342026
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011025829
System control number
(OCoLC)732848076

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