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The Women of Afghanistan Under the Taliban


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The late Rosemarie Skaine was a sociologist and lived in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Her writing interests included families and women's issues.


"comprehensive...detail[s] the radical changes life in Afghanistan underwent under the rule of the Taliban...will appeal to readers curious about the conditions for women in Afghanistan prior to the overthrow of the Taliban. A perfect text for classes studying contemporary Afghanistan"--Booklist; "powerfully moving personal interviews"--American Libraries; "a balanced and informative portrayal of a horrific situation...information from a wide array of international, Afghan, and women's organizations...highly recommended"--Counterpoise; "readable and accessible...women's history, education, fashion and other social aspects are described in detail...women are clearly going to be the major healing and uniting force in Afghan society"--Far Eastern Economic Review; "well organized, detailing Afghan women's and informative...provides ample fodder for discussion and investigation"--VOYA; "relevant...knowing the history of the continually alternating bestowal and taking away of human rights for women in Afghanistan reminds us that, well, history can repeat itself"--The San Francisco Examiner; "powerful and moving"--The Mountain Times; "heartbreaking, yet inspiring stories...extensive research"--Hastings Tribune.

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