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Southminster United Church15 Aylmer Ave at Bank Street
7:00pm

Letters To My Daughters One on One with Fawzia Koofi

Hosted by CBC's Lucy van Oldenbarneveld

Letters To My Daughters One on One with Fawzia Koofi

Hosted by CBC's Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
30
Monday
May
2011
7:00pm
Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer Ave at Bank Street
Fawzia Koofi

In her courageous memoir, Fawzia Koofi, Afghanistan's most popular female politician, gives us her first-hand account of Afghan history through the rule of the Mujahedeen and Taliban, her experiences of the Afghanistan War, and the effects of these events on the lives of women in Afghanistan. In writing  Letters to My Daughters Fawzia has created a fresh take on Afghan society and Islam, and a gripping account of a life lived under the most harrowing of circumstances. Outraged and deeply saddened by the injustice of the Taliban regime, and by the tainting of her Islamic faith, she discovered politics for herself, following in her father's footsteps. Tragically, this choice has lead to security threats to her life by Islamic extremists. Thus,  Letters to My Daughters  is not only a record of her life, but also acts as a literal letter through which Fawzia can pass on her wisdom about justice and dignity to her daughters, not knowing for how long she will survive such attacks.

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