The Underground Girls of Kabul
  • Author : Jenny Nordberg
  • Release Date : 05 July 2022
  • Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307952509
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Book excerpt: An award-winning foreign correspondent who contributed to a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series reveals the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners.

The Underground Girls of Kabul

The Underground Girls of Kabul

Author : Jenny Nordberg
Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Genre : Social Science
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An award-winning foreign correspondent who contributed to a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series reveals the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners....

The Underground Girls of Kabul

The Underground Girls of Kabul

Author : Jenny Nordberg
Publisher : Crown
Genre : Social Science
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An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom in Afghanistan that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl. “An astonishingly clear picture of this resourceful, if imperfect, solution to the problem of girlhood in a society where women have few rights and overwhelming restrictions.”—...

The Underground Girls Of Kabul

The Underground Girls Of Kabul

Author : Jenny Nordberg
Publisher : Hachette UK
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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The Underground Girls of Kabul

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