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The Underground Girls of Kabul

In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan

The Underground Girls of Kabul( )
Author: Nordberg, Jenny
ISBN:978-0-307-95249-3
Publication Date:Sep 2014
Publisher:Crown/Archetype
Imprint:Crown
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom in Afghanistan that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl. In 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...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Gender Studies
Social Science / Women's Studies
Social Science / Children's Studies
Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.53 x 9.51 x 1.22 Inches
Book Weight:1.31 Pounds



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