Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of AfghanistanDe (autor) Zarghuna Kargar
en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – June 2012
"A powerful collection of testimonies that depict the struggles and hopes of Afghan women. An often emotional and at times painful read, this book is ultimately a poignant celebration of human resilience under unimaginable duress. " --KHALED HOSSEINI, New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner
"I am deeply touched by these stories...Dear Zari should be read by anyone who cares and wants to know about Asia and Asian women." --XINRAN
"All the stories in Dear Zari illustrate the suffering caused by deeply ingrained Afghan traditions. But the women's} bravery and resilience shines through and Kargar touchingly reveals how hearing others' life stories finally gave her the courage to share her own. " --The Independent
Moving, enlightening, and heartbreaking, Dear Zari gives voice to the secret lives of Afghan women. For the first time, Dear Zari allows these women to tell their stories in their own words: from the child bride given as payment to end of a family feud, to a life spent in a dark, dusty room weaving carpets, from a young girl being brought up as a boy, to a woman living as a widow shunned by society.
Intimate, emotional, painful and uplifting, these stories uncover the suffering and strength of women in this deeply religious and intensely traditional society, and show how their courage is an inspiration to women everywhere.
Dimensiuni: 150 x 226 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.41 kg
Editura: SOURCEBOOKS INC
Moving, enlightening, heart-breaking -- Dear Zari gives voice to the secret lives of women across Afghanistan for the first time, and allows them to tell their stories in their own words: from the child bride given as payment to end a family feud, to a life spent in a dark, dusty room weaving carpets, to a young girl being brought up as a boy, to living as a widow shunned by society. Intimate, emotional, often painful but at times uplifting, these thirteen stories uncover how the customs of this deeply religious and intensely traditional society can cause real suffering for many women.
'Zari' is Zarghuna Kargar, an Afghan woman now living in London, with an incredible story of her own; growing up in war-torn Kabul, she and her family fled to Pakistan shortly before the Taliban took power, and in 2001 Zarghuna moved to the UK to begin a new life. Working on the BBC World Service programme Afghan Women's Hour, Zarghuna was part of a profoundly influential project that gave support, education and encouragement to millions of women and men across Afghanistan. For ten years Afghan Women's Hour aired discussions, covering difficult -- often taboo -- subjects, and Zarghuna heard from hundreds of women eager to share their stories. It is these life stories which have inspired her to write this book. She is a brave and compassionate advocate for these women, and gives hope and reassurance to so many by bringing their experiences into the light for the first time.
Through poignant and powerful testimonies, Dear Zari reveals the reality that newspapers and footage on our screens fail to show, opening up a whole country and a hidden way of life.