The Favored Daughter -- Second Meeting

  • May 15, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Jill's Place

Jill volunteered to host a second meeting for the Favored Daughter at her place, also in Pacific Beach.

Original post:

I just watched this woman on the Daily Show and Jon Stewart couldn't praise her and her book enough. It sounds like a heart breaking (a la Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns), but also inspiring and amazing, not to mention informative about a part of the world that we as Americans should know a bit about...

The Favored Daughter, by Fawzia Koofi

From Amazon:

"The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has defined her life ever since. Despite the abuse of her family, the exploitative Russian and Taliban regimes, the murders of her father, brother, and husband, and numerous attempts on her life, she rose to become the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Here, she shares her amazing story, punctuated by a series of poignant letters she wrote to her two daughters before each political trip—letters describing the future and freedoms she dreamed of for them and for all the women of Afghanistan."

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  • Lisa S.

    Didn't read the book. Next time!

    May 15, 2013

  • Bruce

    Sorry, didn't get a chance to read the book. Hope to join you another time.

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm loving this book and looking forward to the discussion... Is it alright if I'm a few minutes late on Wednesday? I'm comin down from a meeting in La Jolla, I'm going to try to leave around 6:50, but I might be running a bit late. If you'd rather have everyone start on time at 7pm, I do understand and will remove my name from the attendee list. Thanks much!!

    May 12, 2013

  • Andrea

    Life has been so busy, I haven't even had a chance to start this one yet. I'll read it on my own eventually...(so many books, so little time.)

    April 28, 2013

  • Valerie o.

    The latest National Geographic magazine has an interesting piece on Afganistan called ,"Life on The Roof of the world", Feb edition (unseen Libya) There is another gem of a book on the Afgan-Pakastan tribes called ,The Wandering Falcon. see you soon

    February 22, 2013

  • Valerie o.

    Hi book readers. My favorite book was "Night Train to Lisbon", by Pascal Mercier . It has strong psychological and philosophical themes exploring ones purpose and relevance in the world. I bought his newest book,"Perlmamm's Silence". I am holding off on it so I can have time to read",Hallucinations" and "Death by Black Hole" in time for the up coming discussions , of which I'm on the waiting list. There are some books that I race through and others that I hold on to every word because of the beautiful use of language. I still live mostly in the Natural world, the tangible one, rather than the abstract contemporary one of cyber space ,although I see the quick expansive value of it. I look forward to meeting fellow readers out there in the world at large ! Thanks

    February 22, 2013

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