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Professional photographer, Peggy Kelsey traveled to Afghanistan in 2003 and 2010 to photograph and interview women. In Gathering Strength, these interviews come together under different topics creating conversations that illustrate the women's different stories, concerns and issues. Peggy's own story and comments serve as a bridge between the reader and Afghan women. Although the book addresses intractable issues and situations that the women face, it is ultimately hopeful. ...
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Overview

Professional photographer, Peggy Kelsey traveled to Afghanistan in 2003 and 2010 to photograph and interview women. In Gathering Strength, these interviews come together under different topics creating conversations that illustrate the women's different stories, concerns and issues. Peggy's own story and comments serve as a bridge between the reader and Afghan women. Although the book addresses intractable issues and situations that the women face, it is ultimately hopeful.
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Powell's - Grady Harp
This beautifully conceived and written book is likely one of the most important books to be published in recent years.
In addition to being a compelling read, GATHERING STRENGTH provides insights into women's rights and the advances these women have made (and continue to fight for) and the possibility for progress and change and hope that exists. This is a most worthy book that hopefully will come to the attention of many: it should be required reading for us all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985750206
  • Publisher: Pomegranate Grove Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Pages: 390
  • Sales rank: 1,016,815
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Kelsey is a professional photographer who was inspired to begin the Afghan Women’s Project after meeting with a delegation of Afghan women who passed through Austin in 2002. She traveled to Afghanistan the following year and created a photo-documentary chronicling the narrative histories of forty women. In the spring of 2010, she revisited the country to meet new women and gain new insights. She now travels around the country sharing her slide presentations and exhibit. Her book Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women was published in October, 2012.
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  • Posted April 18, 2013

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    Reviewed by Laura Reynolds for Readers' Favorite ¿Gathering Str

    Reviewed by Laura Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

    “Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women” is a comprehensive, non-fiction compilation of the past and present experiences of the women of Afghanistan. The book begins with a detailed account of the history of Afghanistan as well as its geography. The majority of the book is then comprised of interviews conducted by the author, Peggy Kelsey. The author interviewed Afghan women across all spectra of education, socio-economic status and age. The reader is engulfed with stories about women’s rights and how they have changed, what education is like in Afghanistan and the effects of the Taliban on women, among many other issues. Many of the conversations are heartbreaking as they deal with the issues of rape and war. This book is complete and detailed about all things pertaining to Afghan women.

    As a person who takes great interest in the rights of women, I found this book to be extremely interesting yet heartbreaking. The author does an amazing job of writing the women’s stories in a manner that touches your heart. You can’t help but feel for these women. However, Kelsey also interviews Afghan women who are leaders and are working to change the dynamics in Afghanistan, so the conversations aren’t all negative. In fact, many are quite uplifting. After reading and digesting this book, I believe that “Gathering Strength” would be the perfect supplement to a college level course studying the subject. It would also be an excellent book for anyone who is interested in learning more details about the lives of Afghan women, past, present and future.

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  • Posted January 7, 2013

    This is a very eye opening book, with real insight into how the

    This is a very eye opening book, with real insight into how the rest of the world lives! Having read a number of books on Afghani women's suffregette experiences, I think keeping informed of human rights violations is an imperitave.Great job Peggy!

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