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Rukhsana is a spirited young journalist working for the Kabul Times in Afghanistan. She also takes care of her mother and her younger brother Jahan.Their quiet but tenuous way of life is shattered with the arrival of a summons for Rukhsana to appear before the infamous Ministry to Promote Virtue and Punish Vice.The Minister, Zorak Wahidi, has two things in mind: to threaten the traditionally anti-Taliban news reporters, and to announce the Taliban's intention to hold a cricket tournament, the winner of which will represent Afghanistan in the International Cricket Council. By the end of the meeting, he has a third desire: Rukhsana's hand in marriage. Driven into hiding and cloistered in a burqua, Rukhsana doesn't despair - the Minister, without knowing it, has given her a way out. You won't be able to forget this soaring novel of resilience. Rukhsana's story will remind us what one person - one woman - can do to reclaim her voice in the face of brutality and repression. With tenderness and clarity, Timeri Murari shows us how no tyranny is ever absolute when love still exists.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781742378848

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“Wisden meets The Kite Runner”

If you like cricket you'll love this book...if you liked The Kite Runner you'll love it too. It's a great story with more than a grain of truth about a female journalist who sees a great opportunity to... More

Paperback edition
14th July 2013
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“A fantastic, thought provoking read.”

Take a chance with a new author, Im glad I did. This hard-hitting novel, with touches of joy and humour, will outrage and delight in the same instance.

I loved it

Paperback edition
13th April 2013
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“interesting but too light for me”

The characters didn't keep my attention and the story had lots of untapped potential.

Paperback edition
20th October 2012
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