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In My Father's Country by Saima Wahab
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May 08, 2012

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Interesting book. She was born in Afganistan but moved to the United States at 15. She was very americanized. SHe had the opportunity to go to Afghanistan as an interpreter in 2005. Since she was a native Pashtun she was able to speak to her fellow countrymen as one of them. She broke many barriers with her outspoken ways and liberal views of the role of women. That said, the book became somewhat repedetive for me. She had problems with male relationships and her personal encounters were not well written. She came off as overbearing and insensitive. Still a good read when trying to understand why we are STILL in Afghanistan after all these years.

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