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Meena founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan in 1977 as a twenty-year-old Kabul University student. She was assassinated in 1987 at age thirty, and 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.

Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan is a portrait of a courageous mother, poet and leader who symbolizes an entire movement of women that can influence the fate of nations. It is also a riveting account of a singular political career whose legacy has been inherited by RAWA, the women who hold the keys to a peaceful future for Afghanistan. RAWA has authorized this first-ever biography of their martyred founder.

Synopsis:

Meena founded RAWA in 1977 as a 20 year-old Kabul University student. She was assassinated in 1987. This is the story of her struggle for democracy and women's rights in Afghanistan as well as a portrait of a courageous mother, poet and leader who symbolizes an entire movement of women.

Synopsis:

"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 Altars in the Street (Bell Tower), and works as a private investigator in the San Francisco Bay Area. She traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan to interview women who knew Meena.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312306892
Foreword:
Walker, Alice
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Foreword:
Walker, Alice
Author:
Chavis, Melody Ermachild
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women social reformers
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Middle East - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
4185.1
Publication Date:
20041001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
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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Product details 224 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312306892 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Meena founded RAWA in 1977 as a 20 year-old Kabul University student. She was assassinated in 1987. This is the story of her struggle for democracy and women's rights in Afghanistan as well as a portrait of a courageous mother, poet and leader who symbolizes an entire movement of women.
"Synopsis" by ,
"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" by ,
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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