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Title:
Before the Taliban : living with war, hoping for peace
Author:
Smith, Mary.
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Publication Information:
Aberdour : IYNX Publishing., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
vi, 262 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy033/2002391644.html
ISBN:
9780954058333
Format :
Book

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Summary

The women of Afghanistan, living in a country long plagued by war and displacement, have also had to struggle with a form of cultural and religious oppression that makes life immeasurably more difficult. The rise of Islamic fundamentalism severely cu


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vi
1 Introductionp. 1
2 Flea Bites, Power Cuts and Women with no Trousersp. 9
3 Chicken Soup to Clear the Tubesp. 21
4 Condoms and Abortionsp. 32
5 I Wont't Sell My Sisterp. 44
6 Go Safely, Come Back Quicklyp. 54
7 When You Can Eat Sugar...p. 65
8 Social Etiquette and Toilet Trainingp. 77
9 Blessings on the Goatp. 89
10 Stereotypes and Misconceptionsp. 102
11 What's Wrong with Eating Potatoes?p. 114
12 Praying for a Husbandp. 127
13 Prudery and Penisesp. 137
14 Trouble with the Government Breadp. 150
15 The Village of Lovep. 161
16 No Smoke!p. 174
17 Who are these Taliban?p. 184
18 Burnt Macaronip. 196
19 Wandering Navelsp. 208
20 Drunk Chickensp. 218
21 Where are the Dollars?p. 229
22 Grabbing the Goatp. 241
23 Women's Voices Should Not Be Heardp. 251