Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse
The true story of one woman who risked everything to bring hope to Afghanistan
by Suraya Sadeed
with Damien Lewis
Virago, 2011, [First Edition], ISBN 9781844086627, paperback
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, minor creasing, no inscriptions (see photographs)
"Suraya Sadeed, daughter of the Governor of Kabul, was born into wealth and grew up in a peaceful Afghanistan. Following the Soviet invasion in 1979, she emigrated to America with her family and built a new life. But after a sudden tragedy, Suraya returned to Afghanistan for a visit that changed everything.
Shocked by the suffering and destruction wreaked on her homeland, Suraya was determined to help. A true heroine, she smuggled herself across borders in various disguises, braved warlords and drug-runners and set up underground girls' schools in Kabul in order to bring aid and hope to thousands of Afghan people.
Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse is as unconventional as the woman who has lived it; it is an adventure story with heart."