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Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom
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Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom

By Follain, John & Cristofari, Rita

William Morrow, 2002. Zoya's Story is a young woman's searing account of her clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban and religious fanaticism at the risk of her own life. An epic tale of fear and suffering, courage and hope, Zoya's Story is a powerful testament to the ongoing battle to claim human rights for the women of Afghanistan.Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and endured more tragedy and terror than most people do in a lifetime. Zoya grew up during the wars that ravaged Afghanistan and was robbed of her mother and father when they were murdered by Muslim fundamentalists. Devastated by so much death and destruction, she fled Kabul with her grandmother and started a new life in exile in Pakistan. She joined the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, which challenged the crushing edicts of the Taliban government, and she made dangerous journeys back to her homeland to help the women oppressed by a system that forced them to wear the stifling burqa, condoned public stoning or whipping if they ventured out without a male chaperon, and forbade them from working. Zoya is our guide, our witness to the horrors perpetrated by the Taliban and the Mujahideen "holy warriors" who had defeated the Russian occupiers. She helped to secretly film a public cutting of hands in a Kabul stadium and to organize covert literacy classes, as schooling-branded a "gateway to Hell" -- was forbidden to girls. At an Afghan refugee camp she heard tales of heartrending suffering and worked to provide a future for families who had lost everything. The spotlight focused on Afghanistan after the New York and Washington terrorist attacks highlights the conditions of repression and fear in which Afghan women live and makes Zoya's Story utterly compelling. This is a memoir that speaks louder than the images of devastation and outrage; it is a moving message of optimism as Zoya struggles to bring the plight of Afghan women to the world's attention.239p.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$12.50

The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad
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The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad

By Paine, Sheila

New York: St.Martin's Press., 1994. A search for the origins of a traditional textile motif used as an amulet took Sheila Paine from Pakistan to Bulgaria, with descriptive accounts of her experiences travelling alone, the women she met and their situation, and especially her description of Afghanistan. 278p. illus.maps.index. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$35.00

The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad
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The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad

By Paine, Sheila

New York: St.Martin's Press., 1994. A search for the origins of a traditional textile motif used as an amulet took Sheila Paine from Pakistan to Bulgaria, with descriptive accounts of her experiences travelling alone, the women she met and their situation, and especially her description of Afghanistan. 278p. illus.maps.index. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$35.00

The Art of Afghanistan

By Auboyer, Jeannine

London: Paul Hamlyn, 1968. Large foemat book illustrating the art and archirecture of Afghanistan befvore the devastation of war and the Taliban.74 pages of text + 140 pages of plates. Dj price clipped with some slight chipping, now protected in a plastic sleeve.. 1st UK Edition.. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$35.00

The Light Garden of the Angel King : Journeys in Afghanistan

By Levi,Peter

Newton Abbot: Reader's Union, 1973. A trip through Afghanistan (accompanied by Bruce Chatwin who took the photographs) ostensibly in search of the the passage of Alexander the Great - but full of fascinating details about the various cultures and the travellers who passed that way. This copy very clean and crisp. 287p. illus. index. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

The Light Garden of the Angel King : Journeys in Afghanistan

By Levi,Peter

Newton Abbot: Reader's Union, 1973. A trip through Afghanistan (accompanied by Bruce Chatwin who took the photographs) ostensibly in search of the the passage of Alexander the Great - but full of fascinating details about the various cultures and the travellers who passed that way. This copy very clean and crisp. 287p. illus. index. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

Danziger's Travels Beyond Forbidden Frontiers
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Danziger's Travels Beyond Forbidden Frontiers

By Danziger, Nick

London: Paladin., 1989. Danzigers Travels is a riveting account of a daring 18 month journey from Istanbul to Peking. "After walking and hitch-hiking his way through southern Turkey and the Iran of the Ayatollahs, he entered Afghanistan illegally in the wake of a convoy of Chinese weapons and spent another two months dodging Russian helicopter gunships with rebel guerrillas. He was the first foreigner to cross from Pakistan into the closed western province of China since the revolution of 1949. Living and travelling with local people and pittings his wits against officialdom, Danziger broke barriers and crossed boundaries of all kinds. Written with engaging humour and a great zest for life [it] is an exceptional travel book in every way, handsomely illustrated with the author"s own outstanding photographs and drawings." 426p. illus index. Reprint.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$5.00

Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World
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Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World

By Goodwin, Jan

New York: Plume / Penguin, 1995. "In recent years, the expanding movement of militant Islam has changed the way millions think, behave, dress, and live, but nowhere has its impact been more powerfully felt than in its dramatic, often devastating effect on the lives of women. Award-winning journalist Jan Goodwin traveled through ten Islamic countries and interviewed hundreds of Muslim women, from professionals to peasants, from royalty to rebels. The result is an unforgettable journey into a world where women are confined, isolated, even killed for the sake of a "code of honor" created and zealously enforced by men. Price of Honor brings to life a world in which women have become pawns in a bitter power game, and gives readers a provocative look inside Muslim society today. ". Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

Pakistan's Kalash : People of Fire and Fervor (IN : Vol.160 # 4 October 1981 P.459-473)

By Denker, Debra

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1981. Illustrated article by Debra Denker on the non-Muslim Kalash people of Pakistan (Alleged to be descended from the army of Alexander the Great) (pp. 458-473). Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

Vol.160 #4 October 1981

By National Geographic

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1981. Illustrated articles by enan T Erim "Ancient Aphrodisias Lives through is Art" (pp 526-551) by Debra Denker on the non-Muslim Kalash people of Pakistan (Alleged to be descended from the army of Alexander the Great) (pp. 458-473). Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

Road to Oxiana (Introd. by Bruce Chatwin)
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Road to Oxiana (Introd. by Bruce Chatwin)

By Byron,Robert

London: Penguin, 1992. Classic travel book . "a wonderful record of his journeys, full of vivid reporting,exact observation of people and places, and very funny dialogue." 341p.map.. Reprint. Trade Paperback. Near Fine.

$17.50

Vol.160 #4 October 1981

By National Geographic

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1981. Illustrated articles by enan T Erim "Ancient Aphrodisias Lives through is Art" (pp 526-551) by Debra Denker on the non-Muslim Kalash people of Pakistan (Alleged to be descended from the army of Alexander the Great) (pp. 458-473) . Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

Pakistan's Kalash : People of Fire and Fervor (IN : Vol.160 # 4 October 1981 P.459-473)

By Denker, Debra

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1981. Illustrated article by Debra Denker on the non-Muslim Kalash people of Pakistan (Alleged to be descended from the army of Alexander the Great) (pp. 458-473). Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

Vol.160 #4 October 1981

By National Geographic

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1981. Illustrated articles by enan T Erim "Ancient Aphrodisias Lives through is Art" (pp 526-551) by Debra Denker on the non-Muslim Kalash people of Pakistan (Alleged to be descended from the army of Alexander the Great) (pp. 458-473) . Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

Between Oxus and Jumna

By Toynbee,Arnold J.

Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1961. Travels in NW India, West Pakistan and Afghanistan. Laid in between pp 164-165)is a clipping from "The Times" of Nov 19th. 1962 (about a visit to Pashawar) which has left a brown shadow from the old newsprint (this is now inside a plastic sleeve) 212p. plates (some col.) fold out map. index. 1st.Can Ed... Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$30.00

Full Tilt : From Ireland To India on a Bicycle

By Murphy, Dervla

Woodstock NY: Overlook Press, 1986. 'Shortly after her tenth birthday, Dervla Murphy decided to cycle to India. Almost twenty years later she set out to achieve her ambition, pedalling her trusty bicycle, Roz. Her epic journey began during the coldest winter in living memory, and took her through Europe, Persia (Iran), Afghanistan, over the Himalayas to Pakistan and into India. A woman travelling alone in these countries was an unusual focus of interest and, even when the weather improved, there were enough difficulties and dangers to satisfy the most dedicated traveller. But although, in a world of vanishing tracks and political chaos, the solitary cyclist was grateful for the revolver in her saddle bag, her journey was enriched by acts of unexpected kindness'. Reprint. Soft Cover. New.

$30.00

Between Oxus and Jumna

By Toynbee,Arnold J.

London: Reader's Union, 1963. 212p. plates (some col.) index. BCE.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$750.00

The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad
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The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad

By Paine, Sheila

New York: St.Martin's Press., 1994. A search for the origins of a traditional textile motif used as an amulet took Sheila Paine from Pakistan to Bulgaria, with descriptive accounts of her experiences travelling alone, the women she met and their situation, and especially her description of Afghanistan. 278p. illus.maps.index. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$35.00

The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad
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The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad

By Paine, Sheila

New York: St.Martin's Press., 1994. A search for the origins of a traditional textile motif used as an amulet took Sheila Paine from Pakistan to Bulgaria, with descriptive accounts of her experiences travelling alone, the women she met and their situation, and especially her description of Afghanistan. 278p. illus.maps.index. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$35.00