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In My Father's Country: An Afghan Woman Defies Her Fate Hardcover – April 24, 2012
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"In vibrant but understated prose, Wahab vividly portrays a misunderstood culture, as well as the tense life on military bases where everyone must wear body armor and carry a weapon. While fighting to build a bridge of understanding between her 'native and adoptive nations,' Wahab admirably wages a more universal war--for gender equality, human rights, and peace."
--Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
"Extraordinary....detailed, lively...A carefully wrought work that allows a rare look inside Pashtun culture."
About the Author
SAIMA WAHAB was born in Afghanistan, went to Pakistan as a refugee, and moved to the United States as a teenager. Since then she has become one of the only Pashtun female translators in the world, and—among other consequent roles—has returned to Afghanistan several times to work as a cultural adviser with the U.S. Army. She lives in Washington, D.C.
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On another level, the insights provided by this book make it a crucial "must read" for today's young people, all of whom will be faced with either serving in a professional or military capacity on foreign turf or meeting and living with immigrants from mid-eastern countries in their daily lives here in America.
A true american , that because of and through her love of both her adopted land and native land put herself in harm's way so that the gap between the two could have a bridge with a solid foundation. She is the architect of that foundation !! I sincerely hope those that build on that foundation are wise enough to use properly. Thank you for sharing your dream and aspiration with us. Truly inspiring!!
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