The favored daughter

one woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future
Fawzia Koofi with Nadene Gourhi
Book - 2012

The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, the author was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has defined her life ever since. Despite the abuse of her family, the exploitative Russian and Taliban regimes, the murders of her father, brother, and husband, and numerous attempts on her life, she rose above her fate to becoming the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Today, she is one of the most outspoken critics of human rights violations against Afghani women and children and uses her influence to bring global attention to the situation on the ground in Afghanistan, even as a frustrated American military considers relinquishing it to the Taliban.

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Main Author: Koofi, Fawzia, 1975-
Other Authors: Ghouri, Nadene, 1975-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition:1st ed.
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520 |a The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, the author was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has defined her life ever since. Despite the abuse of her family, the exploitative Russian and Taliban regimes, the murders of her father, brother, and husband, and numerous attempts on her life, she rose above her fate to becoming the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Today, she is one of the most outspoken critics of human rights violations against Afghani women and children and uses her influence to bring global attention to the situation on the ground in Afghanistan, even as a frustrated American military considers relinquishing it to the Taliban. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a Stories of old -- Just a girl -- A terrible loss -- Running -- A village girl again -- When justice dies -- The war within -- Losing her -- One ordinary Thursday -- Retreat to the north -- Everything turns white -- A Taliban wedding -- An end before a beginning -- The darkness pervades -- Back to where I began -- A daughter for a daughter -- The darkness lifts -- A new purpose -- A movement for change -- A dream for a war-torn nation -- A historical timeline of Afghanistan. 
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