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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

What a woman

Fawzia Koofi gives a candid account of much of her life and struggle in this moving memoir. The chapters are framed with letters she wrote to her daughters and the entire memoir portrays something of Afghan culture, history, and struggle which is missed in most news rep...
Fawzia Koofi gives a candid account of much of her life and struggle in this moving memoir. The chapters are framed with letters she wrote to her daughters and the entire memoir portrays something of Afghan culture, history, and struggle which is missed in most news reporting. This book says so much about being a daughter and woman in a male-dominated world, the importance of family and heritage, the importance of education, the diversity within the Muslim faith, struggle for power versus the desire to lead and serve as well as about Afghanistan. Highly recommended.

posted by AnnieBM on March 9, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

I really enjoyed this book

The author writes about her struggles growing into womanhood in a not to female friendly society. She also talks about the misconceptions of her Islamic faith personified by men who are power hungry. She also talks of her fight for humanity as a whole, especially for ...
The author writes about her struggles growing into womanhood in a not to female friendly society. She also talks about the misconceptions of her Islamic faith personified by men who are power hungry. She also talks of her fight for humanity as a whole, especially for her Afghan people. The book speaks to the resolve and strength of women. I am woman therefore I really enjoyed this book.

posted by 4934107 on February 10, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Intriguing and beautifully told

    An intriguing and beautifully told story of a woman's experiences in the many faces of a changing Afghanistan.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Amazing! High recomendation

    I found this book to be an inspiring account of survival and triumph. It is very violent and full of heartbreak. The author has tremendous honesty, courage, and will power. I learned alot about Afghan culture and modern history.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Inspiring

    Not only was this book beautifully written but, it gives you such an awe inspiring look into Fawzia's life & struggles. This book truly moved me and showed me a new aspect on not only the struggle of women in Afghanistan but also, the struggle of repressed women around the world. Ms. Koofi is truly an inspiration and a warrior. I thank you for sharing your words with the world. I sincerely hope you write another.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    A phenomenal and necessary read for men, women, girls, boys, and

    A phenomenal and necessary read for men, women, girls, boys, and people of all walks of life. Ms. Koofi has much to teach the world. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Engrossing and educational

    Great read! I learned so much about Afghan culture that I never knew! I am rooting for you Fawzia!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Great

    Very good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Good book

    I found this to be a tremendous book. I hope more people read about her journey, I believe more people will generate a different perspective on Afghanastan when they finish.

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    Posted May 2, 2013

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