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Women of the Afghan War

Women of the Afghan War (Hardback)

By Ellis, Deborah

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This is an account of the Afghan War and its tragic aftermath as told by the women who were caught up in it and became its innocent victims. The voices in this oral history will provide personal snapshots to the news reports of the Taliban activities now coming out of Afghanistan.... These accounts provide an historical background to the growth of the Taliban, and reveal circumstances of the daily life of the women who must survive in this very closed society. Through the medium of oral history, this book brings to light the stories of the women who have suffered the consequences of the Afghan War and whose lives and whose daughter's lives have been changed forever. Through the voices of the Soviet women who supported their soldiers on Afghan soil, and the voices of the Afghan women scattered by circumstance around the globe, the last Cold War battle between the superpowers takes on a very personal tone. Policy decisions issued from on high became the rockets that destroyed these women physically, mentally, and emotionally. Children were killed or maimed and homes and families destroyed. Ultimately, these women were forced to flee or become invisible within their homeland. The Taliban militia rose from the dust of this war and by government decree reduced even the most educated and influential of the women to non-person status.
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ISBN 9780275966171
Released NZ 30 Apr 2000
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Format Hardback
Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays

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ISBN-13 9780275966171
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Imprint Praeger Publishers
Released 30 Apr 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ellis, Deborah
Category Area / Regional Studies
World History: From C 1900 -
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Women's Studies
Warfare & Defence
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 958.10082
Weight 562g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Taliban, Oral history, Afghanistan - History - 1989-
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly