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The Favored Daughter by Fawzia Koofi
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Jan 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoir
Read from February 04 to 05, 2012

Very moving, very personal story. It's impossible not to root for this passionate, educated but still religiously faithful woman as she struggles to make her homeland a safe and good place for her two daughters to grow up. I'm concerned about what will happen to her and to her daughters; I'm afraid there's not a lot of peace and stability in Afghanistan's future. At the end of the book she makes an impassioned plea for the West not to desert her country; I worry though. The Taliban is already resurgent; even if we stayed forever we could not make Afghanistan peaceful. I wish I had an answer and knew that she and her family would be safe; she has done an extraordinarily courageous thing in writing this book and becoming so public with her story.
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