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Our Woman in Kabul by Irris Makler

Our Woman in Kabul by Irris Makler

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Our Woman in Kabul

by Irris Makler

Bantam, 2003, [First Edition], ISBN 1863253866, colour photographic plates, large C-format paperback

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners’ inscription on about page, uncreased spine (See photographs)

“One of the first journalists into Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks, Irris Makler set out alone to cover a war and discovered and even more enduring story about women caught in the crossfire.  Risking her life in a war zone without the back-up or safety net of a major network was one thing, but finding herself in a land where women were virtually invisible opened a window onto another world.
Surrounded by men, from the front line to the local bazaar, Makler had one major advantage over her male colleagues.  While the hidden world of Afghan women was off limits to them, she was able to break through the wall of silence and uncover a powerful force behind it: women willing to emerge from the shadows and voice the need for change – and take a role in their country’s future. As one woman put it: ‘Society is like a bird.  It has two wings.  And a bird cannot fly if one wing is broken.’”

 

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