Your browser is not supported. For the best experience, you should upgrade to a modern browser with improved speed and security.

The Favored Daughter

One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan Into the Future

As the world watches the Taliban retake Afghanistan, this story of survival and hope from a voice of the country's most oppressed group could not be more timely. Born to the second of her father's seven wives in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi's mother ― who had hoped for a son ― left her to die in the sun after birth. But despite a childhood of abuse and deprivation in a notoriously sexist society, she rose above her fate to become the first female Speaker of Parliament. Along the way, she faced the murders of her father, brother, and husband, and numerous attempts on her life.

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 all their countrywomen. This eloquent memoir is not just her personal story, but the story of her dream of the Afghanistan of the future: one where her daughters, and all women, will be truly free.

Current Price :

  • Lowest
    $36.58
Prices as of 12/06/22 19:35
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on amightygirl.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Current Price (CAD):

  • Featured
    C$8.67
  • Lowest
    C$8.67
Prices as of 12/05/22 23:41
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on amightygirl.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Availability:

Out of Stock

Availability:

Out of Stock

Where to Purchase:

What's this?

Support A Mighty Girl & Help Grow Mighty Girls!

It's easy to support A Mighty Girl's girl empowerment mission. Every time you purchase resources using the vendor buttons on our website, A Mighty Girl receives a small commission – all at no added cost to you. Thank you for helping us to provide these resources for everyone raising Mighty Girls!

Product Details

Recommended Age Adults
Author Fawzia Koofi, Nadene Ghouri
ISBN 0230342027
Publication Date Apr 16, 2013
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Language English