Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg

 Source: Library Five words from the blurb: hidden, gender, observations, society, secret The Underground Girls of Kabul is a fascinating investigation into the lives of Afghani girls who are raised as boys. The practice is secretive, but widespread, and occurs for a variety of reasons. Male babies are prized because they protect the family, bring […]

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

Books Before Blogging Review It has been almost a year since I read this moving story about the lives of two women in Afghanistan. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. The two women, Mariam and Laila, were great characters – I was totally drawn into their world. The emotions in this book were very […]