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Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan: The Martyr Who Founded Rawa, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistanby Melody Chavis
Synopses & Reviews
"A profoundly moving experience . . . a page-turner."
- Los Angeles Times
" 'Dare to show up . . . Dare to be present in your own time' . . . Meena is the story of a woman who did these things at great cost, in the process giving a face and voice to women who had none."
- Washington Post Book World
"After Meena's murder, the women inspired by her, despite great danger, continue the work. An important book."
- Grace Paley
"A vivid celebration of a contemporary heroine."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Chavis writes in a simple direct way, in keeping with RAWA's mission to educate women and girls."
- The Women's Review of Books
The unforgettable story of how one woman dared to start a revolution. Meena founded RAWA in 1977 as a twenty-year-old Kabul University student. She was assassinated in 1987 at age thirty but lives on in the hearts of all progressive Muslim women. Her voice, speaking for freedom, has never been silenced. The compelling story of Meena's struggle for democracy and women's rights in Afghanistan will inspire young women the world over.
About the Author
Melody Ermachild Chavis is the author of a memoir, Altars in the Street. Accompanied by Latifa Popal, Melody traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan to interview women who knew Meena. Melody works as a private investigator defending people facing capital punishment. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is also a peace and social justice activist. All of the author's proceeds from this book will be donated to programs sponsored by RAWA.
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