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Women of Afghanistan

by Delloye, Isabelle

First Edition

Price: $22.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: 010731
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: New
  • Jacket condition: New
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 1886913595
  • ISBN 13: 9781886913592
  • Publisher: Ruminator Books
  • Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.
  • Date published: 2003

Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.: Ruminator Books, 2003. First Edition. Cloth binding, 169 pp. French artist, filmmaker, and writer Isabelle Delloye lived in Afghanistan as a teacher from 1974-78 and fell in love with the country and its people. She has returned several times since, even during the height of the Taliban regime, befriending and interviewing hundreds of women from a variety of castes and tribes and gaining admittance to a world rarely glimpsed by Westerners. Here she records two decades of the women's political perspectives and personal experiences, including those of Nour Khanom, a rural child bride who lived a life of hard labor and was treated no better than a pack animal, and of Chekeba, who escaped her home amidst Soviet bombs and returned years later to build a school for girls in the Panshir Valley. It is a compassionate glimpse into the highs and lows of daily life in a nation where threats of war, starvation and natural disaster coexist with deep family ties and love for the land. First published in 1980, the book has been updated in the aftermath of September 11. New in new dustjacket.. First Edition. Cloth. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.