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The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future (Hardback)
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The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 16/02/2012
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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 to become the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Here, she shares her amazing story, punctuated by a series of poignant letters she wrote to her two daughters before each political trip - letters describing the future and freedoms she dreamed of for them and for all the women of Afghanistan. Her story movingly captures the political and cultural moment in Afghanistan, a country caught between the hope of progress and the bitter truth of history.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230120679
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 437 g
Dimensions: 244 x 164 x 24 mm

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“Incredible and Inspirational”

Fawzia Koofi is an Afghan politician, she is one of the first women politicians and her aim is to run for Presidency. In The Favoured Daughter, Fawzia tells the story of her very difficult, dangerous journey through... More

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