Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women
Reaching beyond sensational headlines, "Land of the Unconquerable" at last offers a three-dimensional portrait of Afghan women. In a series of wide-ranging, deeply reflective essays, accomplished scholars, humanitarian workers, politicians, and journalists most with extended experience inside Afghanistan examine the realities of life for women in both urban and rural setti...more
ebook, 406 pages
Published March 23rd 2011 by University of California Press
(first published March 2nd 2011)
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Each chapter in this book is written by different women who specialize in aspects of women's situations. The authors are experts in the field of development and have long experience working with Afghan women. Many of the authors are scholars who delve into the sociological reasons behind issues. One of the most encouraging passages relates to the fact that the majority of people in the communities they studied were aware of the negative consequences of certain of their traditions, but as individ...more