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My War at Home
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My War at Home

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by Masuda Sultan
 

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Born in Kandahar in 1978, Sultan fled to the United States at age five with her family. Raised in Brooklyn and Flushing, Queens, Sultan saw her life change when she was married by arrangement at the young age of seventeen to a virtual stranger fourteen years her senior — a marriage she struggled to maintain and then hastily fought, eventually (after three

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My War At Home 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being an Afghan-American girl myself I totally support Masuda on her success and the accomplishemnts that she made after experiencing a miserable marriage at such a young age. I totally support what she is doing for all of the Afghan women now and I love her confidence and strong attitude. But honestly I was a bit disappointed about how the Afghan community was portrayed ( sadly..even though the things mentioned were all true)but as I kept reading the book I was hoping to read something positive about our Afghan people...but didn't quite find anything positive written about them and instead of degraded the Afghan community she could've been more reasonable and help clear up the misconceptions about our Afghan people and explain why they act the way they do. We can't blame the Afghan community for being how they are simply because they don't know any better and they try their best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story of an immigrant seeking the American dream and also the story of an American striving to meld her conservative heritage with Western freedom, Ms. Sultan's tome is a modern day reckoning of the experiences of all peoples who sought bridgehead on the shores of the United States -- set against the backdrop of a war in the backyards of both her past and future, a war where the casualties she experienced were family members, freedom, and in many senses identity. From the embarassment wearing home-made clothes to public school as a child of an illiterate mother, to breaking out of the strangulation of an arranged marriage in her teenage years - to the triumph of influencing the Afghan Constitution in the name of women's rights as an international leader, Ms. Sultan's story reverberates with both common humanness and hums with the timbres of early greatness. Ms. Sultan's book pushes envelopes most other authors don't even know exist. Her story is uniquely American and Americanly unique. At not yet 30, she has already begun to change the world, and this relevant, engaging, provocative, fun, sad, and sometimes disturbing tome are easily a first volume of a life meant to meaningfully impact the planet we inhabit. 'My War At Home' is a book for the present and the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is basically nothing but defamation of character. In Islam, NOBODY IS FORCED TO GET MARRIED. When you are getting engaged, the bride is asked if she agrees to get married. If she disagrees, there is nothing wrong with that, which means there is no wedding. Masuda makes Islam and Afghans look like something they aren't. I wonder how those people that she mentioned in her book feel. She does not have the right to mention people and make baseless accusations about them. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON THIS GARBAGE.