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A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Woman Who Dared to Speak Out
Malalai Joya is an extraordinary young woman who helped build a free medical clinic and orphanage in her impoverished home province of Farah; as well as a constitutional assembly in Kabul. She became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new Parliament, but in 2007 was suspended for her persistent criticism of the warlords, drug barons and their cronies. She has survived four assassination attempts and now sleeps only in safe houses, while accompanied at all times by armed guards. Malalai takes us inside her important and insufficiently understood country, explaining the desperate day-to-day situations its remarkable people face at every turn, and recounts some of the many acts of rebellion that are helping to change it. A controversial political figure in one of the most dangerous places on earth, Malalai Joya is a woman of tremendous grit and determination, a shero in the struggle for self-determination, for peace and justice.
produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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