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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (478 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Saira Shah Narrator: Saira Shah Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Born in Britain, Saira Shah was inspired by her father's dazzling stories to rediscover the now lost life their forebears knew for 900 years within sight of orchards, snow-topped mountains, and the minarets of Kabul. This is Saira, part sophisticated and sensitive Western liberal, part fearless (even fierce) life-gulping Afghan, falling in love with her ancestral myth, chasing Afghanistan. Saira, at 21, becoming a correspondent at the front during the war between the Soviets and the Afghan resistance. Then Saira, self-imprisoned in a burqa, risking her life to film Beneath the Veil, her acclaimed record of the devastation of women's lives by the Taliban. Saira discovering her extended family, discovering a world of gorgeous family ritual, of community, of male primacy, of arranged marriages, finding at last the (now war-ravaged) family seat, discovering at last what she wants and what she rejects of her compelling heritage. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Corisa | 2/14/2014

    " Is there any period of pleasant history in Afghanistan? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ann | 2/9/2014

    " Interesting; the most uneasy feeling I was left with after reading this book is that war is a lifestyle to the Afghani, all that's left after decades of destruction of their agricultural base, and will never change; didn't really want to hear this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cathy | 2/6/2014

    " I was not sure what to expect with this book. It surprised me with all the places the author went in Afghanistan. She is one brave woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Catherine Alber | 2/4/2014

    " Saira Shah is brave and brilliant--a true warrior. "

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