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Woman among Warlords The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice

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ISBN-10: 143910946X

ISBN-13: 9781439109465

Edition: 2009

Authors: Malalai Joya

List price: $32.99
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Malalai Joya has been called "the bravest woman in Afghanistan." At a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003, she stood up and denounced her country's powerful NATO-backed warlords. She was twenty-five years old. Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new Parliament. In 2007, she was suspended from Parliament for her persistent criticism of the warlords and drug barons and their cronies. She has survived four assassination attempts to date, is accompanied at all times by armed guards, and sleeps only in safe houses.Often compared to democratic leaders such as Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi, this extraordinary young woman was raised in the refugee camps of Iran…    
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 10/20/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Malalai Joya, at only 30 years of age, has been called "the most famous woman in Afghanistan" and compared to democratic leaders such as Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi. Born in Afghanistan's remote Farah Province, she grew up in refugee camps in Iran and Pakistan before returning to Afghanistan as a social activist and a teacher at underground girls' schools during the Taliban's reign. In 2003 she was elected to Afghanistan's constitutional assembly and, two years later, was the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new Parliament, a post from which she was suspended in 2007 for her regular denunciation of the country's warlords and their cronies in government.

Introduction: Dust in the Eyes of the World
The Road from Farah
Growing Up in Pakistan
The Shadow of the Taliban
A Clinic, an Orphanage, and Another Occupation
"Another Malalai, Another Maiwand"
A Homecoming to Remember
A Dangerous Season
A Wedding and an Election
House of Warlords
The View from Abroad
A Bird with One Wing
The Endless War
The Long Road Ahead
Conclusion: A River Is Made Drop by Drop