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The underground girls of kabul [electronic resource] : In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan. Jenny Nordberg.

Nordberg, Jenny. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307952516 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girlIn Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A bacha posh (literally translated from Dari as "dressed up like a boy") is a third kind of child -- a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world. Jenny Nordberg, the reporter who broke the story of this phenomenon for the New York Times, constructs a powerful and moving account of those secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom. The Underground Girls of Kabul is anchored by vivid characters who bring this remarkable story to life: Azita, a female parliamentarian who sees no other choice but to turn her fourth daughter Mehran into a boy;...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Crown, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3178 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Sociology.
Women's Studies.
Genre: Electronic books.

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