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Dancing in the mosque: An Afghan Mother's Letter to Her Son

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"In the days before Homeira Qaderi gave birth to her son, Siawash, the road to the hospital in Kabul would often be barricaded because of the frequent suicide explosions. With the city and the military on edge, it was not uncommon for an armed soldier to point his gun at the pregnant woman's bulging stomach, terrified that she was hiding a bomb. Frightened and in pain, she was once forced to make her way on foot. Propelled by the love she held for her soon-to-be-born child, Homeira walked through blood and wreckage to reach the hospital doors. But the joy of her beautiful son's birth was soon overshadowed by other dangers that would threaten her life. No ordinary Afghan woman, Homeira refused to cower under the strictures of a misogynistic social order. Defying the law, she risked her freedom to teach children reading and writing and fought for women's rights in her theocratic and patriarchal society. Devastating in its power, Dancing in the Mosque is a mother's searing letter to a son she was forced to leave behind. In telling her story -- and that of Afghan women -- Homeira challenges you to reconsider the meaning of motherhood, sacrifice, and survival. Her story asks you to consider the lengths you would go to protect yourself, your family, and your dignity." --
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subject_facetAfghanistan -- History -- 1989-2001
Afghanistan -- Social condtions
Autobiographies
Motherhood -- Biography
Qadiri, Homeira, -- 1979 or 1980-
Women -- Afghanistan -- Biography
title_displayDancing in the mosque : an Afghan mother's letter to her son
title_fullDancing in the Mosque An Afghan Mother's Letter to Her Son
Dancing in the Mosque An Afghan Mother's Letter to her Son
Dancing in the mosque : an Afghan mother's letter to her son / Homeira Qaderi ; translated by Zaman Stanizai
title_shortDancing in the mosque
title_subAn Afghan Mother's Letter to Her Son
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Family & Relationships
History
Motherhood
Nonfiction
Qadiri, Homeira
Social condtions
Women