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Zoya's Story By Zoya Zoya

Zoya's Story

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Zoya grew up during the wars that ravaged Afghanistan and lost both her parents in a bombing raid on Kabul. Zoya's story is of a young woman fighting a clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban at the risk of her own life.

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Zoya's Story by Zoya Zoya

Zoya grew up during the wars that ravaged Afghanistan and lost both her parents in a bombing raid on Kabul. Zoya's story is of a young woman fighting a clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban at the risk of her own life. Having escaped in her teens to Pakistan where she now works tirelessly in a refugee camp, she also makes dangerous journeys back to her homeland to help the women oppressed by a regime that enforces the wearing of the stifling burqua, condones public stoning if they venture out without a male chaperone and absolutely forbids women's education or work. Zoya's story is a memoir that speaks louder than the images of devastation and outrage; it is a powerful message of optimism as she struggles to bring the plight of Afghan women to the world's attention.

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About Zoya Zoya


Zoya grew up Kabul, Afghanistan, and escaped to Pakistan after a bomb killed her parents. She works in a refugee camp in Pakistan among the thousands who have fled their country. Rita Cristofari has been a press officer for the UN and Medecins Sans Frontieres and writes on human rights issues. John Follain is a graduate of Oxford University and works for Reuters.

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GOR000943132
Zoya's Story by Zoya Zoya
Zoya Zoya
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Headline Publishing Group
2002-04-02
256
0755311116
9780755311118
N/A
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