Monday, January 09, 2012

The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future

The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future by moving story capturing the politics and culture in Afghanistan, a country caught between hope for the future and the harsh truth of it's history. The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi 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 to become the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Here, she shares her amazing story, punctuated by a series of poignant 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.

This is an autobiography that really makes one pause and reflect on what one believes they know about another's cultures, customs & upbringing.

Also Try:
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Letters To My Daughters
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Tears Of The Desert: A Memoir Of Survival In Darfur
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A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman

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