The Underground Girls Of Kabul : The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys
by Jenny Nordberg
Editor: Little, Brown Book Group
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An Afghan woman’s life expectancy is only 44 years, and her life cycle begins and ends in disappointment: being a girl and finally, having a daughter of her ownFor some, disguised as boys is the only way forwardNordberg follows women like Azita Rafaat, a parliamentarian who, once lived as a Bacha Posh, the seven-year-old mother Mehran, who she is, raises a Bacha Posh as well, but for different reasons than in the pastThere is Zahra, a young student who lives like a boy who is about to show signs of femininity as she enters puberty.And Skukria, a nurse who stayed in a bacha posh disguise until she was 20, and who now has three children of her ownExploring the history and religion, the roots of this tradition, The Metro, the Daughters of Kabul is an exciting and moving story that speaks to the roots of the genre
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