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The Favored Daughter - One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future-logo

The Favored Daughter - One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future

Nadene Ghouri

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 and brother, 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. Her story movingly captures the political and cultural moment in Afghanistan, a country caught between the hope of progress and the bitter truth of history.

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 and brother, 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. Her story movingly captures the political and cultural moment in Afghanistan, a country caught between the hope of progress and the bitter truth of history.
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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 and brother, 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. Her story movingly captures the political and cultural moment in Afghanistan, a country caught between the hope of progress and the bitter truth of history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fawzia Koofi, Emily Durante

Length:

9h 36m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:49


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

27:26


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

28:19


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

15:03


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

23:01


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

36:30


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

12:46


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

36:41


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

19:19


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

30:04


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

29:29


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

12:39


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

15:28


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

18:44


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

01:10:47


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

31:35


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

48:33


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

21:28


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

26:33


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

37:07


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

29:01


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

00:27