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Fawzia Koofi is Afghanistan's first female Parliament speaker and a noted activist for women and children's rights. She is currently a leading candidate for the presidential elections in 2014 and has been quoted by the BBC, Time, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, The Globe and Mail, and many others. Koofi was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009. Before getting elected to Parliament, Koofi was employed by UNICEF as a child protection officer from 2002 through 2004. The mother of two girls, she lives in Kabul.Nadene Ghouriis an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She is a former correspondent of both the BBC and Al Jazeera English
Such a tragic story of Afghanistan and women's lives in this country. I learned so much about the country and the people there through this book and it was a super easy, fast read.Published 2 days ago by miro
Heart-breaking, devastating account of an Afghan woman growing up in a war-ravaged county. First by Soviet invaders, then in civil war followed by Taliban terrorism. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book provides excellent insight into the sexist world that exists in the Afghan culture. It's a story that shows how one woman's strength and courage overcame immense... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jennifer Sneen
Full of good stories, history that make you shiver on disbelief and cry and laugh. Highly recommend. Was sad to get to last page.Published 3 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
A book every woman should read!
Quite enlightening regarding the plight of women in Afghanistan and their roles in local and global politics. Every mother will understand.
A good read to put American freedoms we take for granted into perspective. I think most people would've given up if faced with the adversity that Fawzia faced. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amanda
This was an OK read. I saw Ms. Koofi on The Daily Show. She was interviewed by Jon steward. I was fascinated by her story. Maybe a book isn't necessary? Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jean M Conley
Amazing account of courage. Wonderful insight into the culture.Published 5 months ago by A. Collier