The Favored Daughter
One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future
Praise For The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future…
“Koofi's story is one of determination and hope and shows the power of one person making the strong right choices every day to bring change ... I ask you to read Koofi's book. See for yourself.” —The Huffington Post
“Koofi's personal story is engaging and immersive…[she] deftly writes about changes in cultural customs and norms and how they affected women, with nuance that is sometimes absent from commentary surrounding Afghan women's lives…an inspiring and courageous story.” —Muslimah Media Watch
“The Favored Daughter yiels important background about a part of the world that we should not forget or dismiss.” —The Minneapolis Star Tribune
“One of the country's most outspoken democracy activists . . .Koofi describes unflinchingly the wreckage she witnessed at the hands of Afghans of all ideologies and clans.” —The Globe and Mail
“An affecting inside look at the making of an Afghan woman leader, in spite of the repression by traditional Islamic society and the Taliban . . . With moving letters to her daughters opening each chapter, Koofi delivers an important message.” —KIRKUS Reviews
“A gripping account of survival against the odds. A sometimes brutal and shocking read, The Favored Daughter is never anything less than inspiring. Read it - and be happy for the chances life has given you.” —Andrea Busfield, author of Born under a Million Shadows
St. Martin's Griffin, 9780230342026, 272pp.
Publication Date: April 16, 2013
About the Author
Nadene Ghouri is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She is the co-author of The Favored Daughter. She is a former correspondent of both the BBC and Al Jazeera English.