The Underground Girls Of Kabul

Written By Jenny Nordberg
The Underground Girls Of Kabul
  • Publsiher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 16 September 2014
  • ISBN : 0748129553
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 37 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Underground Girls Of Kabul written by Jenny Nordberg which was release on 16 September 2014, this book published by Hachette UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: An Afghan woman's life expectancy is just 44 years, and her life cycle often begins and ends in disappointment: being born a girl and finally, having a daughter of her own. For some, disguising themselves as boys is the only way to get ahead. Nordberg follows women such as Azita Rafaat, a parliamentarian who once lived as a Bacha Posh, the mother of seven-year-old Mehran, who she is raising as a Bacha Posh as well, but for different reasons than in the past. There's Zahra, a teenage student living as a boy who is about to display signs of womanhood as she enters puberty. And Skukria, a hospital nurse who remained in a bacha posh disguise until she was 20, and who now has three children of her own. Exploring the historical and religious roots of this tradition, The Underground Girls of Kabul is a fascinating and moving narrative that speaks to the roots of gender.

The Underground Girls Of Kabul

The Underground Girls Of Kabul
  • Author : Jenny Nordberg
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0748129553
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Summary : An Afghan woman's life expectancy is just 44 years, and her life cycle often begins and ends in disappointment: being born a girl and finally, having a daughter of her own. For some, disguising themselves as boys is the only way to get ahead. Nordberg follows women such as Azita Rafaat, ...

The Underground Girls of Kabul

The Underground Girls of Kabul
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0748129553
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Summary : An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom in Afghanistan that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl. “An astonishingly clear picture of this resourceful, if imperfect, solution to the problem of girlhood in a society where women have few rights and overwhelming restrictions.”—...

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