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A Different Kind of Daughter
- The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight
- By: Maria Toorpakai, Katharine Holstein
- Narrated by: Neela Vaswani
- Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
Maria Toorpakai hails from Pakistan's violently oppressive northwest tribal region, where the idea of women playing sports is considered haram - un-Islamic, forbidden - and girls rarely leave their homes. But she did, passing as a boy in order to play the sports she loved, thus becoming a lightning rod of freedom in her country's fierce battle over women's rights.
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- By Daryl on 07-27-16
Eye opening experience about Pakistan
Incredible journey from a young child to a grown woman.
The beginning chapters are a little difficult to follow as the threads of the story are woven together. A few places the story repeats. Once this tapestry is laid out the story draws you the into a world that is so foreign to me as a westerners that I was unable to stop listening. Learning about the families true muslim faith and the false Taliban interpretation brings current events clearly in focus. The strength of the parents to allow all the children to be free is inspiring. Maria story should be required reading for all. If you think you have it hard or are having a bad day. This book puts it in perspective. A world campion out of the worst possible situation.
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