30
Monday
May
2011
Southminster United Church15 Aylmer Ave at Bank Street
7:00pm

Letters To My Daughters
One on One
with Fawzia Koofi

Hosted by CBC's Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
"In the tangled suspicion-driven politics of Afghanistan, Ms. Koofi is one of a growing number of spirited Afghan women in public life who have refused to sit quietly on the back benches as men fight over the country's future.
— Globe & Mail
Fawzia Koofi

In her courageous memoir, Fawzia Koofi, Afghanistan's most popular female politician, gives us her first-hand account of Afghan history through the rule of the Mujahedeen and Taliban, her experiences of the Afghanistan War, and the effects of these events on the lives of women in Afghanistan. In writing  Letters to My Daughters Fawzia has created a fresh take on Afghan society and Islam, and a gripping account of a life lived under the most harrowing of circumstances. Outraged and deeply saddened by the injustice of the Taliban regime, and by the tainting of her Islamic faith, she discovered politics for herself, following in her father's footsteps. Tragically, this choice has lead to security threats to her life by Islamic extremists. Thus,  Letters to My Daughters  is not only a record of her life, but also acts as a literal letter through which Fawzia can pass on her wisdom about justice and dignity to her daughters, not knowing for how long she will survive such attacks.

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