Forbidden Lessons in A Kabul Guesthouse

Forbidden Lessons in A Kabul Guesthouse

The True Story of A Woman Who Risked Everything to Bring Hope to Afghanistan

Book - 2011
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From her first humanitarian visit to Afghanistan in 1994, Suraya Sadeed has been personally delivering relief and hope to Afghan orphans and refugees, to women and girls in inhuman situations deemed too dangerous for other aid workers or for journalists. Her memoir of these missions is as unconventional as the woman who has lived it. Born the daughter of the governor of Kabul amid beautiful gardens and peace, Suraya fled to the United States with her husband and daughter in the aftermath of the 1979 Soviet invasion. In America, she became a prosperous workaholic, but a personal tragedy led her to question the direction of her life. Now, dedicated to the education and welfare of Afghan women and children, she founded Help the Afghan Children (HTAC) to fund her efforts. Here, she shares her story of passion, courage, and love, painting a complex portrait of Afghanistan and its people that defies every stereotype and invites us all to hope.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Voice/Hyperion, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781401341312
Branch Call Number: B/SADEED
Characteristics: viii, 280 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Damien


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May 03, 2014

Extraordinary stories of the author's efforts to help especially with the education of Afghani girls. She was able to breach the walls between males and females a bit thru courage and candour. She brought that out in others as well.


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