The Favored Daughter by Nadene Ghouri audiobook

The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future

By Fawzia Koofi , with Nadene Ghouri
Read by Emily Durante

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9.61 Hours Unabridged
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The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has defined her life ever since. Despite the abuse of her family, the exploitative Russian and Taliban regimes, the murders of her father and brother, and numerous attempts on her life, she rose to become the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Here, she shares her amazing story, punctuated by a series of poignant letters she wrote to her two daughters before each political trip—letters describing the future and freedoms she dreamed of for them and for all the women of Afghanistan. Her story movingly captures the political and cultural moment in Afghanistan, a country caught between the hope of progress and the bitter truth of history.

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Summary

Summary

The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has defined her life ever since. Despite the abuse of her family, the exploitative Russian and Taliban regimes, the murders of her father and brother, and numerous attempts on her life, she rose to become the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Here, she shares her amazing story, punctuated by a series of poignant letters she wrote to her two daughters before each political trip—letters describing the future and freedoms she dreamed of for them and for all the women of Afghanistan.

Her story movingly captures the political and cultural moment in Afghanistan, a country caught between the hope of progress and the bitter truth of history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Highlighting the resilience, values, and culture of the Afghan people, this moving narrative provides an evocative portrait of a battered country as it pleads with the worlds powers not to abandon the fight and risk the government's fragile stability. Publishers Weekly
“Highlighting the resilience, values, and culture of the Afghan people, this moving narrative provides an evocative portrait of a battered country as it pleads with the worlds powers not to abandon the fight and risk the government’s fragile stability.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Emily Durante matches the tone of the text by calmly reciting the struggles of a female, the family deaths, and the brutal hardships Koofi has suffered.” Library Journal
“A gripping account of survival against the odds. A sometimes brutal and shocking read, The Favored Daughter is never anything less than inspiring.” Andrea Busfield, author of Born under a Million Shadows

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Author

Author Bio: Nadene Ghouri

Author Bio: Nadene Ghouri

Nadene Ghouri is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She is a former correspondent of the BBC and Al Jazeera English.

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Author Bio: Fawzia Koofi

Author Bio: Fawzia Koofi

Fawzia Koofi is Afghanistan’s first female Parliament speaker and a noted activist for women and children’s rights. She is currently vice president of Afghanistan’s National Assembly. Fawzia has been featured in Time magazine, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and The Globe and Mail, among other publications. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009. The mother of two girls, she lives in Kabul.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English