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A WOMAN AMONG WARLORDS: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice

Malalai Joya's book review by Kirkus Reviews.

A WOMAN AMONG WARLORDS: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice, published by Simon & Schuster. ISBN-13: 9781439109465

Afghan activist Joya makes an urgent plea for the world to acknowledge the truths hidden in the corrupt, complex country of Afghanistan. The author was born in 1978, less than a year before the Soviet invasion of her country. She grew up one of thousands of refugees in Iran and Pakistan, where she was lucky enough to receive an education thanks to her democratic-minded father. When the Soviet occupation ended, Afghanistan was left with well-armed fundamentalist warlords who pressed the country into civil war. After the regime of the warlords fell to the Taliban, Joya returned to her country for the first time in more than 15 years to teach at an underground school for girls.

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