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The favored daughter : one woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future

The favored daughter : one woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future
Author(s): 
Fawzia Koofi
Nadene Gourhi
Description: 
The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi 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, Koofi 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.--Excerpted from publisher
Call Number: 
958.1047 Koo
Format: 
Book