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Durrani, Pashtana

Summary: "Inspired by generations of her family's unwavering belief in the power of education, Pashtana Durrani recognized her calling early in life: to educate Afghanistan's girls and young women, raised in a society where learning is forbidden. In a country devastated by war and violence, heeding that call seemed both impossible and dangerous. Pashtana founded the nonprofit LEARN and developed a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corporation 2024

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Nordland, Rod

Summary: "An astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women's rights in the Muslim world. Zakia and Ali were from different tribes, but they grew up on neighboring farms in the hinterlands of Afghanistan. By the time they were young teenagers, Zakia, strikingly beautiful and fiercely...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.104 NOR

Kargar, Zarghuna.

Summary: Collects thirteen real-life stories of Afghani women who speak out about their hidden lives, from the child bride given as payment to end a family feud to a widow shunned by society, revealing their suffering and strength.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 KAR

Cortright, David

Summary: Argues that a responsible military withdrawal from Afghanistan would will be beneficial for all parties involved, offers a critical analysis of the U.S./NATO military policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and provides alternative strategies for preventing terrorist insurgency and securing human rights.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Paradigm Publishers 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 COR

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Surrounded by people whose skills--as doctors, nurses, and therapists--seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.48 Rod

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4869 ROD

Ghafari, Zarifa

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Summary: "Zarifa Ghafari was three years old when the Taliban banned girls from schools, and she began her education in secret. She was six when American airstrikes began. She was twenty-four when she became mayor--one of the first female mayors in the country--and first of Wardak, one of the most conservative provinces in Afghanistan. An extremist mob barred her from her office; her male staff walked...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GHAFARI, ZARIFA GHA

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: "Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Surrounded by people whose skills--as doctors, nurses, and therapists--seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.486 ROD

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Surrounded by people whose skills--as doctors, nurses, and therapists--seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2007

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.48 ROD

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