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The Resource My forbidden face : growing up under the Taliban : a young woman's story, Latifa ; written with the collaboration of Sheékéba Hachemi ; translated by Linda Coverdale ; [preface by Karenna Gore Schiff]

My forbidden face : growing up under the Taliban : a young woman's story, Latifa ; written with the collaboration of Sheékéba Hachemi ; translated by Linda Coverdale ; [preface by Karenna Gore Schiff]

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My forbidden face : growing up under the Taliban : a young woman's story
Title
My forbidden face
Title remainder
growing up under the Taliban : a young woman's story
Statement of responsibility
Latifa ; written with the collaboration of Sheékéba Hachemi ; translated by Linda Coverdale ; [preface by Karenna Gore Schiff]
Title variation
Growing up under the Taliban
Title variation remainder
a young woman's story
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born into a middle-class Afghan family in Kabul in 1980, Latifa had a conventional childhood. Then, Taliban soldiers seized power in Kabul. And from that moment, Latifa, just sixteen, became a prisoner in her own home. The simplest and most basic freedoms were forbidden. She was forced to put on a chadri, the state-mandated uniform that covered her entire body. Disbelief at having to hide herself was soon replaced by fear, the fear of being whipped or stoned like women she'd seen. My Forbidden Face provides a moving and highly personal account of life under the Taliban regime. With painful honesty and clarity, Latifa describes her ordered world falling apart, in the name of a fanaticism that she could not comprehend, and replaced by a world where terror and oppression reign. -- Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
JBL
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
My forbidden face : growing up under the Taliban : a young woman's story, Latifa ; written with the collaboration of Sheékéba Hachemi ; translated by Linda Coverdale ; [preface by Karenna Gore Schiff]
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
1. The white flag over the mosque -- 2. A canary in a cage -- 3. Three girls -- 4. Massacres and miracles -- 5. Three little girls from Taimani -- 6. Kite hunting -- 7. Who speaks for Afghanistan?
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 210 p.
Isbn
9781401359256
Other physical details
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System control number
ocm49214720
Label
My forbidden face : growing up under the Taliban : a young woman's story, Latifa ; written with the collaboration of Sheékéba Hachemi ; translated by Linda Coverdale ; [preface by Karenna Gore Schiff]
Publication
Contents
1. The white flag over the mosque -- 2. A canary in a cage -- 3. Three girls -- 4. Massacres and miracles -- 5. Three little girls from Taimani -- 6. Kite hunting -- 7. Who speaks for Afghanistan?
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 210 p.
Isbn
9781401359256
Other physical details
map
System control number
ocm49214720

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