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The Resource The underground girls of Kabul : the hidden lives of Afghan girls disguised as boys, Jenny Nordberg

The underground girls of Kabul : the hidden lives of Afghan girls disguised as boys, Jenny Nordberg

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The underground girls of Kabul : the hidden lives of Afghan girls disguised as boys
Title
The underground girls of Kabul
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the hidden lives of Afghan girls disguised as boys
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Jenny Nordberg
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A bacha posh (literally translated from Dari as "dressed up like a boy") is a third kind of child ' a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world. Jenny Nordberg, the reporter who broke the story of this phenomenon for the New York Times, constructs a powerful and moving account of those secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2014.
  • J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2015.
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10340177
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Nordberg, Jenny
Dewey number
305.309581
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gender identity
  • Sex role
  • Male impersonators
  • Girls
  • Women
Target audience
adult
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in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan
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The underground girls of Kabul : the hidden lives of Afghan girls disguised as boys, Jenny Nordberg
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-336) and index
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volume
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text
Control code
000053371250
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 350 pages
Isbn
9781844087747
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(paperback)
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The underground girls of Kabul : the hidden lives of Afghan girls disguised as boys, Jenny Nordberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053371250
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 350 pages
Isbn
9781844087747
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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