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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Book Review: The Underground Girls of Kabul

The Underground Girls of Kabul
In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
Jenny Nordberg
Copyright 2014

The Underground Girls of Kabul takes us into the lives of a people who hold sons in a higher esteem than daughters.  The woman of Kabul deal with segragation belittlement and are treated as second class citizens.  Woman are to dress modestly covering all but their face when they leave the house.

When a woman gives birth to a boy she is celebrated given gifts and treated like royalty but a woman giving birth to a girl child can be beaten locked outside for days and made to live with the animals.

Girls often go hungry in Afghanistan because it is rwasoned that it is more important to feed Sons than daughters.

Sometimes in this society parents pass off their daughters as sons for as long as they can.

Investigative journalist Jenny Nordberg helps to give us a better understanding of the lives of Woman and girls in Afghanistan. This book does point out the fact that dome changes are being made in the way women are treated but those changes are very slow.

Five stars for a book that will give you a better understanding of the woman of Afghanistan.

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