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However Tall the Mountain by Awista Ayub
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Apr 05, 2012

really liked it
Read from April 05 to 11, 2012

I was intrigued by the title, more so by the Afghan quote it is from - However tall the mountain, there's always a road. The story telling is engaging, the picture of Afghanistan is one that I had never gotten from anywhere else and one that I will hold onto. I never realized that Afghanistan had at one time been free spirited and open, a place where women and girls were valued and enjoyed many of the same freedoms that we do here nor did I realize that there is in Afghanistan now an element moving slowly back to that freedom. This book challenged both my view of organized sports teams and will certainly be a challenge to anyone who thinks that all Muslims are terrorists or wish to be so. But it does show how beaten down by fear and oppression that peaceful Muslims can be as well. The author says this is a book about hope and even amidst the sorrow and grief she shows that hope continues to grow and find it's foothold in the roughest places.
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