This was a difficult book for me to rate as it left me tornOn the one hand as a person who is an mpath and has a terror of torture I felt I should have felt worse than I The Lord Peter Wimsey Radio Dramas ended up feeling about thentire subject matterWhat bothered me a lot was the constant murder torture rape tc of women girls and children there that makes them total victims Yetthey do the same to their own children They marry off the children at a very young age often to much older men for a profitable dowry without any consent of the daughter men for a profitable dowry without any consent of the daughter she does not get to see the man until the wedding day itselfVirginity is prized nearly above verything so they keep
that miserable tradition of showing the bloodied cloth after the first sexual miserable tradition of showing the bloodied cloth after the first sexual and heaven help her if it can t be produced Women are illiterate there have no job skills and are beaten regularlySo while many people feel that women there are victims and naturally they are no doubt yet they seem to be swallowed up by a religion and culture that allows them to marry their young daughters off turn her into a non stop baby machine and get beaten Naturally I am thinking and Henri Cartier Bresson evaluatingverything thru Western The Extremely Unfortunate Skull Valley Incident eyes and thoughts and I stand by that No mother in her right mind and I don t care where she comes from should be ok with making her 12 year old daughter marry a stranger of 40 or Time magazine rated Afghanistan as the worst place onarth for women and after this The land of Blue Buruas and Kabul Beauty School I agree 1000%It also seems that going to an arena to watch the Taliban cut off people s hands and bringing their children to watch smile and clap over it is serial killer psychopath territory Zoya s story is a memoir about a young woman from Afghanistan and her life growing up As a child she lived during the Russian invasion and when she was a teen the Taliban took over meaning she now had to live by their rules Zoya s parents were both women s rights activists and worked for the RAWA which is the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan When she was young her parents were murdered by Muslim fundamentalists leaving her with her grandmother At the age of 14 Zoya decided that she too like her parents would become a member of the RAWA and devote her life to helping women have Grace Happens eual rights Throughout the book Zoya shares thexperiences of her Beyond All Reason everyday life sometimes horrifying and filled with violence As women Zoya would have to wear a gown coveringvery inch of her body so no skin would be shown How To Tempt A Tycoon Savage Tales 5 Invitation To Eden 24 except for theyes called a burua To. Kabul was always beautiful in the snow Even the piles of rotting rubbish in my street the only source of food for the scrawny chickens and goats that our neighbors kept outside their mud houses looked beautiful to me after the snow had covered them in white during the long nightThough she is only twenty three Zoya has witnessed and Secrets In The Fire endured tragedy and terror than most peoplexperience. ,
Was always beautiful in the snow Even the pile of rotting rubbish in my street the only source of food for the scrawny chickens and goats that our neighbors kept outside their mud houses looked beautiful to me after the snow had covered them in white during the long nightBorn in Afghanistan a land ruled and taken by monsters Zoya saw Fast And Easy Emotional Trauma And Ptsd Treatment everything since she was a child Both her parents used to undertake secret work against fundamentalists When most of the Afghanistan was burning under the Russian regime Zoya s mother was working with RAWA Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan A secret society that undertook the task of m This is anxcellent memoir of Zoya What surprised me was the way she narrated her thoughts memories hopes with such optimum control Nowhere did I find her overwhelmed with The Marvel Super Heroes Guide Book emotions Her resilience is perhaps resultant of hermotional strength The descriptions of men undergo at the hands of the men Talibans Mujahideens tc imparts lessons to ndurance The will to go on with hope is what this book is about Zoya s Story is a powerful autobiography about a young Afghan woman who chooses to fight against the powers controlling her country She was born and raised in Kabul but when her parents were murdered by the Mujahideen the group controlling Afghanistan she fled with her grandmother to Pakistan In Pakistan she finished her schooling and joined the association that her mother had given her life for RAWA the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan The book Mountain Man Mountain Man 1 explains how Zoya dedicated her life to helping rid Afghanistan of the terrorist groups that control it One part of the story that caught my attention was how much Zoya cared for her country She didn t just blindly follow her country s government but she chose to speak out against it because she knew that what it was doing wasn t good for her country Even when theasiest path to take was to give up it she chose to keep fighting for Afghanistan Although the writing style was simple and choppy found that Zoya did an admirable job showing the trauma happening in Afghanistan She shows us up close the vils of the Taliban and the
#mujahideen and the #and the sweat and tears that go into fighting them This book would be helpful for students who want to read an interesting nonfiction book to fulfill a reading reuirement or anybody that wants to be informed on vents in the middle ast Being a young Afghan herself Zoya is much relatable and informed than many authors A really good inspiring book. Nto her own hands joining a dangerous clandestine war to save her nationDirect and unsentimental Zoya vividly brings to life the realities of growing up in a Muslim culture the terror of living in a perpetual war zone the pain of losing those she has loved the horrors of a woman’s life under the Taliban and the discovered healing and transformation that lead her on a path of resistanc.