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Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan: The Martyr Who Founded RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan / Edition 1
     

Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan: The Martyr Who Founded RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan / Edition 1

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by Melody Ermachild Chavis, Alice Walker
 

ISBN-10: 031230689X

ISBN-13: 9780312306892

Pub. Date: 07/16/2003

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Meena founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan in 1977 as a twenty-year-old Kabul University student. She was assassinated in 1987 at age thirty and lives on in the hearts of all progressive Muslim women. Her voice, speaking for freedom, has never been silenced. The compelling story of Meena's struggle for democracy and women's rights in

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Meena founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan in 1977 as a twenty-year-old Kabul University student. She was assassinated in 1987 at age thirty and lives on in the hearts of all progressive Muslim women. Her voice, speaking for freedom, has never been silenced. The compelling story of Meena's struggle for democracy and women's rights in Afghanistan will inspire young women the world over. Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan is the portrait of a courageous mother, poet, and leader who symbolizes an entire movement of women that can influence the fate of nations. It is also a riveting account of a singular political career whose legacy has been inherited by RAWA, the women who hold the keys to a peaceful future for Afghanistan. RAWA has authorized this first-ever biography of their martyred founder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312306892
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
07/16/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
1A Girl Between the old World and the New1
2A Teenager in Kabul12
3Study the Koran Well22
4The New World Begins33
5A Partnership43
6The Founding55
7Growing Danger67
8Torn Apart74
9Underground85
10Europe101
11Exile114
12Women's Work124
13Irretrievable Loss139
14With all Their Strength147
15Rawa Rising158
Epilogue176
Author's Note: Searching for Meena183
Chronology195
Further Reading199
Index201

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