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Zarghuna Kargar


True stories from women in Afghanistan, giving voice to these women for the first time and allowing them to tell their stories in their own words.

Moving, enlightening, heart-breaking -- Dear Zari gives voice to the secret lives of women across Afghanistan for the first time, and allows them to tell their stories in their own words: from the child bride given as payment to end a family feud, to a life spent in a dark, dusty room weaving carpets, to a young girl being brought up as a boy, to living as a widow shunned by society. Intimate, emotional, often painful...

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Dear Zari
Written by Zarghuna Kargar

Trade Paperback | 288 pages | Vintage Books | History - Social History; Social Science - Women's Studies
978-0-09-954218-6 (0-09-954218-8)

June 4, 2012 | $21.95



ZARGHUNA KARGAR was born in Kabul in 1982. After Soviet troops forced out the government -- in which her father was minister for information -- and civil war erupted across Afghanistan, she and her family sought refuge in Pakistan. Zarghuna completed her education in Peshawar in Pakistan: she studied at a...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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Dear Zari
Written by Zarghuna Kargar

Trade Paperback | 288 pages | Chatto & Windus | History - Social History; Social Science - Women's Studies
978-0-7011-8470-4 (0-7011-8470-1)

June 6, 2011 | $19.95



ZARGHUNA KARGAR was born in Kabul in 1982. After Soviet troops forced out the government -- in which her father was minister for information -- and civil war erupted across Afghanistan, she and her family sought refuge in Pakistan. Zarghuna completed her education in Peshawar in Pakistan: she studied at a...

Also available as a trade paperback.