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The Resource The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo & Juliet : the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing, Rod Nordland, (text large print:)

The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo & Juliet : the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing, Rod Nordland, (text large print:)

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The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo & Juliet : the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing
Title
The lovers
Title remainder
Afghanistan's Romeo & Juliet : the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing
Statement of responsibility
Rod Nordland
Title variation
Lovers
Title variation remainder
Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women's rights in the Muslim world. Zakia and Ali were from different tribes, but they grew up on neighboring farms in the hinterlands of Afghanistan. By the time they were young teenagers, Zakia, strikingly beautiful and fiercely opinionated, and Ali, shy and tender, had fallen in love. Defying their families, sectarian differences, cultural conventions, and Afghan civil and Islamic law, they ran away together only to live under constant threat from Zakia's large and vengeful family, who have vowed to kill her to restore the family's honor. They are still in hiding. Despite a decade of American good intentions, women in Afghanistan are still subjected to some of the worst human rights violations in the world. Rod Nordland, then the Kabul bureau chief of the New York Times, had watched these abuses unfold for years when he came upon Zakia and Ali, and has not only chronicled their plight, but has also shepherded them from danger. The Lovers will do for women's rights generally what Malala's story did for women's education. It is an astonishing story about self-determination and the meaning of love that illustrates, as no policy book could, the limits of Western influence on fundamentalist Islamic culture and, at the same time, the need for change."--Provided by Amazon.com
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Nordland, Rod
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women
  • Women in Islam
  • Human rights
  • Large type books
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
Label
The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo & Juliet : the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing, Rod Nordland, (text large print:)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-566)
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
xviii, 566 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062442161
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911070019
  • (OCoLC)ocn911070019
  • 765942
Label
The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo & Juliet : the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing, Rod Nordland, (text large print:)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-566)
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
xviii, 566 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062442161
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911070019
  • (OCoLC)ocn911070019
  • 765942

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