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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 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Daryl on 07-27-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • A Different Kind of Daughter

    • The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight
    • By: Maria Toorpakai
    • Narrated by: Neela Vaswani
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Maria Toorpakai Wazir has lived her life disguised as a boy, defying the Taliban, in order to pursue her love of sport. Coming second in a national junior weightlifting event for boys, Maria decided to put her future in her own hands by going in disguise. When she discovered squash and was easily beating all the boys, life became more dangerous.

    Regular price: $22.71