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Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes To Weep

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Description for Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes To Weep Paperback. The moving story of an indomitable Afghan woman, Shirin-Gol, who rebelled against life within a forced marriage, spent behind the walls of her house, and who wanted an education for her children so that they might have the chance to live free from the fear and poverty she had known since girlhood. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: 1FCA; BG; HBJF; HBLW3; JPVR. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 131 x 25. Weight in Grams: 228.
Shirin-Gol was just a young girl when her village was levelled by the Russians' bombs in 1979. After the men in her family joined the resistance, she fled with the women and children to the capital, Kabul, and so began a life of day-to-day struggle in her war-torn country. A life that includes a period living in the harsh conditions of a Pakistani refugee camp, being forced into a marriage to pay off her brother's gambling debts, selling her body and begging for the money to feed her growing family, an attempted suicide, and an unsuccessful endeavour to leave Afghanistan ... Read more

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About Siba Shakib
Born in Iran, Siba Shakib grew up in Tehran and attended a German school there. A writer and maker of documentaries and films, she has travelled to Afghanistan many times over the last five years, visiting the north as well as the territory that was commanded by the Taliban. Several of her documentaries have won awards, including the moving testimonials ... Read more

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