With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

by Anne E. Brodsky

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Overview

With All Our Strength is the inside story of this women-led underground organization and their fight for the rights of Afghan women. Anne Brodsky, the first writer given in-depth access to visit and interview their members and operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, shines light on the gruesome, often tragic, lives of Afghan women under some of the most brutal sexist oppression in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135951948
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Anne E. Brodsky is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is an expert on women and resiliency. Her accounts of RAWA have appeared in the The Washington Post and In These Times and she has been working with RAWA for more than two years.

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
"I'll Never Return"xv
Introduction1
Chapter 1"I've Learned the Song of Freedom" Joining the Movement13
Chapter 2"I'm the Woman Who Has Awoken" Meena and the Founding of RAWA27
Chapter 3"With All My Strength I'm With You On the Path of My Land's Liberation" RAWA's History and Continued Resistance58
Chapter 4"I've Opened the Closed Doors of Ignorance" Education as Revolution103
Chapter 5"My Voice Has Mingled with Thousands of Arisen Women" Running the Movement151
Chapter 6"Oh Compatriot, Oh Brother" Male Supporters191
Chapter 7"I've Been Reborn Amidst Epics of Resistance and Courage" The RAWA Life219
Chapter 8"I've Found My Path and Will Never Return" The Movement Continues269
Glossary279
Notes283
References297
How You Can Help301
Index303

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