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In the Hands of the Taliban by Yvonne Ridley
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bookshelves: true, asian, femalehardship, harsh-regime
Read in November, 2008

Well this is a 'woe is me' tale if ever I read one! This journalist sneaks into Taliban controlled land against advice, doesn't follow instructions designed to keep her safe en route, moans constantly about the way she had to travel...ie as a peasant woman all covered up. You are a western woman you stupid ditz! You would stand out a mile away if you strut about the place in your usual manner! Pretending to be a normal Afghan woman is the only way to stay alive and your hosts are risking their lives for your ungrateful butt! It's no surprise when she gets caught, doing what her hosts told her not to do and waving a camera around. D'OH. When she is caught, she kicks up a stink and won't cooperate with anything. I'm amazed that her captors didn't just shoot her because frankly, I wanted to shoot her. Her constant whining and 'me me me' attitude made me think that the whole point of the book was to promote herself. She certainly wasn't doing anything in her book to promote the suffering of the real victims of the Taliban. Grow up woman and stop whining!!!
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Oytun Excellent book long live the Taliban.


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