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    • I Am a Bacha Posh

    • My Life as a Woman Living as a Man in Afghanistan
    • By: Ukmina Manoori, Stephanie Lebrun, Peter E. Chianchiano (translator)
    • Narrated by: Ariana Delawari
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    "You will be a son, my daughter." With these stunning words Ukmina learned that she was to spend her childhood as a boy. In Afghanistan there is a widespread practice of girls dressing as boys to play the role of a son. These children are called bacha posh: literally "girls dressed as boys." This practice offers families the freedom to allow their child to shop and work - and in some cases, it saves them from the disgrace of not having a male heir. But in adolescence, religion restores the natural law.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story about a brave woman

    • By Dani Smith on 05-16-15

    Regular price: $14.95