We will be discussing The Underground Girls of Kabul (2014) by Jenny Nordberg
Book: The Underground Girls of Kabul
Date: Tuesday, March 10th
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Please note that we will be choosing the books for the next three to four months at this book club meeting. Please come with any suggestions that you may have along with a summary description. If you are unable to make book group and have suggestions for future books, please forward them to me along with a summary description at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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March 10: The Underground Girls of Kabul (2014) by Jenny Nordberg
In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A bacha posh (literally translated from Dari as “dressed up like a boy”) is a third kind of child – a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world. Jenny Nordberg, the reporter who broke the story of this phenomenon for the New York Times, constructs a powerful and moving account of those secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom.