The Underground Girls of Kabul

    The Underground Girls of Kabul / Jenny Nordberg, Kirsten Potter (audiobook)

    An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden Afghan custom that will change your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl.Expanding on her widely read New York Times article "Afghan Boys Are Prized, So Girls Live the Part," in which she uncovered the phenomenon of bacha posh (literally "dressed up like a boy" in Dari), the practice of disguising and raising young girls as boys, Jenny Nordberg constructs a powerful and moving account of the long-standing tradition that has enabled many girls to counter the challenges they face in a deeply segregated society where they have almost no rights. Through extensive in-depth reporting and first-person interviews, Nordberg offers a fascinating, almost fairy-tale-like look at how girls can be willed into looking, behaving, and acting as boys, why mothers would ask that of their daughters, and what ultimately happens when some girls do not want to rescind the prerogatives that go along...

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    Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
    ENG EISBN:9780804166324