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The lovers Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing
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Published:
Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2015].
Format:
Playaway
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
1 audio media player (12.5 hours) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Status:
Green Hills - Adult Audiobook
PLAYAWAY 958.1047 N8326L
Description

A riveting, real-life equivalent of The Kite Runner an astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women s rights in the Muslim world.

Zakia and Ali were from different tribes, but they grew up on neighboring farms in the hinterlands of Afghanistan. By the time they were young teenagers, Zakia, strikingly beautiful and fiercely opinionated, and Ali, shy and tender, had fallen in love. Defying their families, sectarian differences, cultural conventions, and Afghan civil and Islamic law, they ran away together only to live under constant threat from Zakia s large and vengeful family, who have vowed to kill her to restore the family s honor. They are still in hiding.

Despite a decade of American good intentions, women in Afghanistan are still subjected to some of the worst human rights violations in the world. Rod Nordland, then the Kabul bureau chief of the New York Times, had watched these abuses unfold for years when he came upon Zakia and Ali, and has not only chronicled their plight, but has also shepherded them from danger.

The Lovers will do for women s rights generally what Malala s story did for women s education. It is an astonishing story about self-determination and the meaning of love that illustrates, as no policy book could, the limits of Western influence on fundamentalist Islamic culture and, at the same time, the need for change."

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781467622080, 1467622087

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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
General Note
Title from Playaway label.
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Previously released by Harper Audio ℗2016.
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Read by Peter Ganim.
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Zakia and Ali were from different tribes, but they grew up on neighboring farms in the hinterlands of Afghanistan. By the time they were young teenagers, Zakia, strikingly beautiful and fiercely opinionated, and Ali, shy and tender, had fallen in love. Defying their families, sectarian differences, cultural conventions, and Afghan civil and Islamic law, they ran away together only to live under constant threat from Zakia's large and vengeful family, who have vowed to kill her to restore the family's honor. They are still in hiding. Despite a decade of American good intentions, women in Afghanistan are still subjected to some of the worst human rights violations in the world. Rod Nordland, then the Kabul bureau chief of the New York Times, had watched these abuses unfold for years when he came upon Zakia and Ali, and has not only chronicled their plight, but has also shepherded them from danger.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Nordland, R., & Ganim, P. (2015). The lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing. Unabridged. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Nordland, Rod and Peter. Ganim. 2015. The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Nordland, Rod and Peter. Ganim, The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Nordland, Rod,, and Peter Ganim. The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing. Unabridged. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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