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The underground girls of Kabul [GRPL Book Club] : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan / Jenny Nordberg.

The underground girls of Kabul [GRPL Book Club] : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan

Nordberg, Jenny, author. (Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Book Club 305.4894 N753u (Text) 31307021954856 Book Club Checked out 12/19/2018
Main Book Club 305.4894 N753u (Text) 31307021954864 Book Club Checked out 12/20/2018
Main Book Club 305.4894 N753u (Text) 31307021954872 Book Club Checked out 01/25/2019
Main Book Club 305.4894 N753u (Text) 31307021954880 Book Club Checked out 12/21/2018
Main Book Club 305.4894 N753u (Text) 31307021954898 Book Club Checked out 01/13/2019
Main Book Club 305.4894 N753u (Text) 31307021954906 Book Club Checked out 01/06/2019
Main Book Club 305.4894 N753u (Text) 31307022365805 Book Club Checked out 11/20/2018
Main Book Club 305.4894 N753u (Text) 31307022909339 Book Club Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307952509
  • Physical Description: xi, 366 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Includes a reader's guide.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Boys. The rebel mother ; The foreigner ; The chosen one ; The son maker ; The politician ; The underground girls ; The naughty one -- Youth. The tomboy ; The candidate ; The Pashtun Tea Party ; The future bride ; The sisterhood -- Men. The bodyguard ; The romantic ; The driver ; The warrior ; The refusers ; The goddess ; Zoroastrianism across the globe -- Fathers. The defeated ; The castoff ; The wife ; The father -- One of the boys.
Summary, etc.: Reveals the secret Afghan custom to disguise girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners.
Awards Note: Winner of the 2015 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.
Subject: Gender identity > Afghanistan.
Sex role > Afghanistan.
Male impersonators > Afghanistan.
Women > Afghanistan > Social conditions.
Girls > Afghanistan > Social conditions.

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