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Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan (03 Edition)

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"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

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312306908
Author:
Chavis, Melody
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Author:
Chavis, Melody Ermachild
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Political Freedom
Subject:
Security/Civil Rights
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Middle East - General
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
The Martyr Who Found
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 10 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.519 in

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Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Asia » Afghanistan
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
Religion » Islam » General

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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.

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