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Storyteller's Daughter (Abridged, Downloadable audio file, Abridged edition)
Storyteller's Daughter (Abridged, Downloadable audio file, Abridged edition): Saira Shah

Storyteller's Daughter (Abridged, Downloadable audio file, Abridged edition)

Saira Shah; Read by Saira Shah

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The startling memoir of a young woman shaped by two dramatically disparate worlds

Born in Britain, Saira Shah was inspired by her father's dazzling stories to rediscover the now lost life their forebears knew for 900 years within sight of orchards, snow-topped mountains, and the minarets of Kabul. This is Saira -- part sophisticated and sensitive Western liberal, part fearless (even fierce) life-gulping Afghan, falling in love with her ancestral myth, chasing Afghanistan. Saira, at 21, becoming a correspondent at the front during the war between the Soviets and the Afghan resistance. Then Saira, self-imprisoned in a burqa, risking her life to film Beneath the Veil -- her acclaimed record of the devastation of women's lives by the Taliban. Saira discovering her extended family, discovering a world of gorgeous family ritual, of community, of male primacy, of arranged marriages, finding at last the (now war-ravaged) family seat, discovering at last what she wants and what she rejects of her compelling heritage.

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Imprint: HarperAudio
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2005
Authors: Saira Shah
Readers: Saira Shah
Format: Downloadable audio file
Running time: 205 minutes
Edition: Abridged edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-078378-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Biography > General
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LSN: 0-06-078378-8
Barcode: 9780060783785

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