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Book Title: The Storyteller's Daughter: One Woman's Return to Her Lost Homeland|
The author of the book: Saira Shah
ISBN 13: 9780375415319
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 418 KB
Date of issue: September 16th 2003
Read full description of the books The Storyteller's Daughter: One Woman's Return to Her Lost Homeland:The vivid, often startling memoir of a young woman shaped by two dramatically disparate worlds. Saira Shah is the English-born daughter of an Afghan aristocrat, inspired by his dazzling stories to rediscover the now lost life their forebears presided over for nine hundred years within sight of the minarets and lush gardens of Kabul and the snow-topped mountains of the Hindu Kush. Part sophisticated, sensitive Western liberal, part fearless, passionate Afghan, falling in love with her ancestral myth-chasing Afghanistan-Shah becomes, at twenty-one, a correspondent at the front of the war between the Soviets and the Afghan resistance. Then, imprisoning herself in a "burqa," she risks her life to film "Beneath the Veil," her acclaimed record of the devastation of women's lives by the Taliban. Discovering her extended family, discovering a world of intense family ritual, of community, of male primacy, of arranged marriages, and finding at last the now war-ravaged family seat, she discovers as well what she wants and what she rejects of her extraordinary heritage.
Read information about the authorWriter, reporter, and documentary film maker, Shah is daughter of Afghan author Idries Shah and sibling to Tahir Shah and Safia Shah. She is named after her grandmother, Scottish writer Saira Elizabeth Luiza Shah, who wrote as Morag Murray Abdullah.
Her film credits include Beneath the Veil, Death in Gaza, and Unholy War.
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