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Dear Zari

Zarghuna Kargar


PUBLISHED: 3rd May 2012
ISBN: 9780099542186
ANNOTATION:
Dear Zari gives voice to the secret lives of women across Afghanistan and allows them to tell their stories in their own words: from the child bride given as payment to end a family feud; Compelling and enlightening, Dear Zari uncovers the reality of life in Afghanistan in stories that are by turn heart-breaking and uplifting.
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PUBLISHED: 3rd May 2012
ISBN: 9780099542186
ANNOTATION:
Dear Zari gives voice to the secret lives of women across Afghanistan and allows them to tell their stories in their own words: from the child bride given as payment to end a family feud; Compelling and enlightening, Dear Zari uncovers the reality of life in Afghanistan in stories that are by turn heart-breaking and uplifting.

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Dear Zari gives voice to the secret lives of women across Afghanistan and allows them to tell their stories in their own words: from the child bride given as payment to end a family feud; Compelling and enlightening, Dear Zari uncovers the reality of life in Afghanistan in stories that are by turn heart-breaking and uplifting.

Publisher Description

Dear Zari gives voice to the secret lives of women across Afghanistan 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 brought up as a boy; to life as a widow shunned by society. Compelling and enlightening, Dear Zari uncovers the reality of life in Afghanistan in stories that are by turn heart-breaking and uplifting.

Author Biography

Zarghuna Kargar was born in Kabul in 1982. After Soviet troops forced out the government - in which her father was minister for information - and civil war erupted across Afghanistan, she and her family sought refuge in Pakistan. Zarghuna completed her education in Peshawar in Pakistan- she studied at a refugee university and attended a journalism course organised by the BBC. Then in 2001 her family sought asylum in the UK, and she started working for the BBC World Service Pashto Section on an award-winning project focused on supporting Afghan refugees. She joined the team on the ground-breaking programme 'Afghan Woman's Hour', as producer and presenter in 2004, until it was discontinued in 2010. Zarghuna now works on current affairs programmes for the BBC Afghan Service, frequently covering topics relating to women's issues. She lives in London.

Review

"A poignant celebration of human resilience" -- Khaled Hosseini, Author Of The Kite Runner "Remarkable...heart-rending...astonishing" The Times "An absorbing collection of life stories...their bravery and resilience shines through" Independent on Sunday "Harrowing and heart-warming" Sunday Telegraph "Heart-rending...harrowing... In each case, though, the resilience of the human spirit shines through" Metro

Product Details

Author
Zarghuna Kargar
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0099542188
ISBN-13
9780099542186
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2012-05-03
Subtitle
Hidden Stories from Women of Afghanistan
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
288
Language
English
Series
Vintage Books
Illustrations
map
Publisher
Vintage Publishing