This is Real Life Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | February 10, 2015

    Issa Rae: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Issa Rae



    I absolutely love writing to music. Even now, as I write this playlist, I'm listening to J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive. As I wrote my first... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.98
List price: $13.99
Sale Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Asia- Afghanistan

Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom

by

Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Kabul was always more beautiful in the snow. Even the piles of rotting rubbish in my street, the only source of food for the scrawny chickens and goats that our neighbors kept outside their mud houses, looked beautiful to me after the snow had covered them in white during the long night.

Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and endured more tragedy and terror than most people experience in a lifetime. Born in a land ravaged by war, she was robbed of her parents when they were murdered by Muslim fundamentalists. Devastated, she fled Kabul with her grandmother and started a new life in exile in Pakistan. She joined the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), an organization that challenged the crushing edicts of the Taliban government, and she took destiny into her own hands, joining a dangerous, clandestine war to save her nation.

Direct and unsentimental, Zoya vividly brings to life the realities of growing up in a Muslim culture, the terror of living in a perpetual war zone, the pain of losing those she has loved, the horrors of a womans life under the Taliban, and the discovered healing and transformation that lead her on a path of resistance.

About the Author

John Follain has covered Italy and the Vatican as a correspondent for the Sunday Times since 1998. He is the author of the critically acclaimed titles A Dishonoured Society: The Sicilian Mafia's Threat to Europe, Jackal: The Secret Wars of Carlos the Jackal, and Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom written with Rita Cristofari and Zoya. He lives with his wife in Rome.

Rita Cristofari has worked as a press officer for the United Nations and Médecins Sans Frontières and for France 2 television.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060097837
Subtitle:
An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom
With:
Follain, John
With:
Cristofari, Rita
Author:
stofari, Rita
Author:
Cri
Author:
Cristofari, Rita
Author:
by John Follain and Rita Cristofari
Author:
Zoya
With:
Cristofari, Rita
Author:
Follain, John
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Afghanistan
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Third World Development
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Afghanistan History.
Subject:
Zoya
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
107-439
Publication Date:
20030415
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.21 in 19.17 oz

Other books you might like

  1. A Border Passage: From Cairo to... Used Hardcover $6.95
  2. Women Reshaping Human Rights: How... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  3. African Feminism: The Politics of... New Trade Paper $30.50
  4. Peace Train to Beijing: And Beyond Used Trade Paper $1.95
  5. Unsubmissive Women: Chinese... Used Trade Paper $10.95
  6. Borders and Boundaries: Women in... Used Trade Paper $20.00

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Asia » Afghanistan
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Social Science » Developing Countries

Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom Sale Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.98 In Stock
Product details 256 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060097837 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.