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Kabul Girls Soccer Club: A Dream, Eight Girls, and a Journey Home
     

Kabul Girls Soccer Club: A Dream, Eight Girls, and a Journey Home

by Awista Ayub
 

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ISBN-10: 1401310257

ISBN-13: 2901401310256

Pub. Date: 06/08/2010

Publisher: Hachette Books

Born in Kabul, Awista Ayub escaped with her family to the United States in 1981. She was inspired to start the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange after September 11, 2001, and in the summer of 2004, she brought eight Afghan girls to the United States for a soccer camp. Fifteen teams now compete in the Afghanistan Football Federation, with hundreds of girls participating.

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Born in Kabul, Awista Ayub escaped with her family to the United States in 1981. She was inspired to start the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange after September 11, 2001, and in the summer of 2004, she brought eight Afghan girls to the United States for a soccer camp. Fifteen teams now compete in the Afghanistan Football Federation, with hundreds of girls participating.

In Kabul Girls Soccer Club, Awista tells both her own story and the moving stories of the eight original girls, how they found strength in each other, in team-work, and in themselves-taking impossible risks to obtain freedoms we take for granted. This is a story about hope, home, and determination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901401310256
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
06/08/2010
Pages:
272

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Contents

Author's Note....................ix
Note to the Reader....................xi
Prologue....................3
1 Reborn America, June 2004....................9
2 Return to Kabul Samira, Kabul, August 2004....................19
3 Come Back, Come Back Samira, Kabul....................35
4 Nice Kick, Bad Aim America, June 2004....................45
5 That I May Play Soccer Robina, Kabul, September 2005....................59
6 The Quiet Leader Robina, Kabul and America....................79
7 Between Two Worlds....................89
8 Sisters Freshta and Laila, from Pakistan to Kabul....................95
9 Gathering of the Girls Freshta and Laila, Kabul, December 2005....................111
10 Far Afield America, July 2004....................121
11 A Team of Their Own Ariana, Kabul, December 2005....................133
12 On the Road America, July-August 2004....................149
13 Stars Kabul, December 2005....................159
14 Life Can Be Different Miriam, Kabul and America....................169
15 Winning Miriam, Kabul, December 2005....................189
16 Flying Away August 2004....................203
17 The Journey Home Kabul, April 2006....................205
18 Toward the Goal Kabul, July 2007....................215
Epilogue....................221
Acknowledgments....................233

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