- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press; unknown edition (January 3, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0230120679
- ISBN-13: 978-0230120679
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.3 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 169 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,028,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future Hardcover – January 3, 2012
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Praise for Fawzia Koofi 'One of the country's most outspoken democracy activists ... Koofi describes unflinchingly the wreckage she witnessed at the hands of Afghans of all ideologies and clans.' - The Globe and Mail 'The spellbinding story refocuses the attention of a desensitized world on Afghanistan's potential and future.' - The Global Journal
About the Author
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
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Fawzia comes from one of the most unique, remote, and beautiful parts of Afghanistan. Her book regales the reader with information on what life is like there. Bear in mind that Afghanistan has more species of cats, such as snow leopards, than Africa with many of them endemic to her Badakshan.
There are many dark forces against people like Fawzia. Unfortunately non-Afghans are limited in the extent that they can help the Fawzia type change agents of the country. Ultimately outside influences need to leave Afghanistan alone and let Afghans work out their differences and decide the future of their country. She points out paradoxically that it was the Russians who started the 33 year period of foreign intervention that torn the fabric of Afghanistan. Yet it was the Russian emphasis on infrastructure and universal education that offered the greatest promise for improving the plight of the typical Afghan.
Let's hope that Fawzia does not end up as a martyr. The World is much better off with her in it.
It was one of the most compelling stories I've read in awhile.