- File Size: 907 KB
- Print Length: 330 pages
- Publisher: Indigo Dreams Publishing (October 25, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 25, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009XIL5FY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #714,785 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni Kindle Edition
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Ms Smith depicts the perils of working in Afghanistan during troubled times, and shows what seems to be a mantel of situations that Afghans still are dealing with. The main sociological aspect is the plight of women, but described through the eyes of an Afghan woman -- in spite of the author being from Scotland -- which is very different than what has been reported in the media. She remind us that the road to equality between men and women in the world is not that different than how it is walked through in Afghanistan. A shocking detail was learning that the world reacted more to the threat of the bombing of the Buddha statues than to the famine the Afghans were going through at the time.
I found quite a few bumps on the road of storytelling in the form of liberal punctuation, but though this may bother some readers I was taken by the powerful stories with their particular cultural insights.
Mary Smith spent several years in Afghanistan working on a health project for women and children in remote rural areas and in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. She tell what it was like to live there and how the Afghan women really feel.
She tells the story from the point of view from many women, before and after the Taliban invasion. The story is shocking (at times), compelling, emotional and thought provoking. Some of the stories are filled with joy others hardships the woman have gone through. Also she tells of what she and her organization did on a daily basis.
Trying to educate the women on health issues, and how to remain healthy under not so good circumstances. The stories we read are much different than what we have seen on news reports. We also get a bit of insight on how some Afghans feel about Americans. Overall this was a very good read. I highly recommend Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni: Real Stories of Afghan Women to all.
*This book was a gift to me
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Author Mary Smith traveled to Afghanistan with her husband and son, to open a healthcare clinic, and train and recruit female volunteers.Read more