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Storyteller's Daughter, Shah, Saira
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Author Name    Shah, Saira

Title   Storyteller's Daughter

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Knopf

ISBN Number    0375415319 / 9780375415319

Seller ID   SKU9132708

0375415319 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

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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.

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