Behind the Burqa Our Life in Afghanistan and How We Escaped to Freedom by Sulima and Hala

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They will haunt you." -Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate "The stories of Sulima and Hala achingly articulate the twin and 3/5(1). Advance Praise for Behind the Burqa ""Whenever and wherever adults make war, children die and women are subjected to fear and humiliation. This is true of Afghanistan too.

Read this harrowing book. The tragic yet heroic tale of two women is told with great simplicity. They will haunt you."" -Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate ""The stories of Sulima and Hala achingly articulate the twin. A critical historical document, Behind the Burqa ultimately reveals the unbreakable strength of Afghan women.

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Behind the Burqa. Sulima — in Biography & Autobiography. Author: Sulima File Size: MB This insightful book considers the arguments used to justify such laws and analyses the legitimacy of these arguments both generally and in regards to whether such laws can be seen as justified interferences with the rights of women.

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The book is a gripping reading experience, and it also offers important suggestions for those who would like to participate in making our asylum policies more humane." Eleanor Acer, Director, Asylum Program, Lawyers Reviews:   Burqa bans have been considered by other jurisdictions.

In Egypt, the High Administrative Court recently overturned a ban on female students wearing the niqab — a full face veil — at. Although the word 'burqa' existed in the Arabic vocabulary at that time, the Quran did not use the word 'burqa' for women's purdah.

History shows that the present veil or burqa first came into. "BEHIND THE BURQA brings readers dramatically into the plight of innocent asylum-seekers who are detained in the United States.

The book is a grippingreading experience, and it also offers important suggestions for those who would like to /5(22). A critical historical document, Behind the Burqa ultimately reveals the unbreakable strength of Afghan women.""-Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues Founder and Artistic Director, V-Day ""Behind the Burqa provides important information about conditions in Afghanistan, as well as the plight of asylum-seekers in the United States.4/5().

A burqa or burka / ˈ b ɜːr k ə / (Arabic: برقع ‎), also known as a chadaree / ˈ tʃ æ d (ə) r iː / (Pashto: چادري ‎) in Afghanistan or a paranja / ˈ p æ r ə n ˌ dʒ ɑː / (Russian: паранджа́; Tatar: пәрәнҗә) in Central Asia, is an enveloping outer garment which covers the body and the face that is worn by women in some Islamic traditions.

The Arab. You can find more of Paula Bronstein's photography in her book 'Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear'. Follow the link to learn more: Download Behind The Burqa in PDF and EPUB Formats for free.

Behind The Burqa Book also available for Read Online, mobi, docx and mobile and kindle reading. Behind the Burqa by Batya Swift Yasgur, Sulima and Hala; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Social life and customs, History, Taliban, Middle east, Social conditions, Manners and customs, Global studies literature, Global studies, Biography, Women.

The book goes behind the scenes into the lives of Muslim women, showing how these are very different from those of Western women and revealing the rules, pressures and tensions that they face. It describes how Islamic concepts of honor and shame can oppress and endanger women and how arranged and forced marriages can be life-threatening for them.

For many men and women, the burqa, the niqab, or any clothing that covers the whole female body including the face, is a powerful symbol of the oppression and subjugation of Muslim women.

Faceless behind their burqas under the harsh and ruthless rule of the Taliban, the women of Afghanistan were, for decades, voiceless as well.

Terrorized and persecuted during twenty years of war, famine, and despotism, two generations of Afghan women have come of age under conditions of oppression and privation unimaginable and unpublicized in the : $   "Behind the Burqa provides important information about conditions in Afghanistan, as well as the plight of asylum-seekers in the United States.

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The burqa became a symbol of terrorism and women oppression -- two things that their citizens, living in the twenty-first century, fear and want to eradicate. The arguments against burqas have been gaining momentum in various Western countries such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Australia, where the burqa sits center in laws.

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By Agnès De Féo French Muslim women wearing the burqa talk. 15 first minutes of a longer documentary. Produced by Marc Rozenblum - Sasana Productions Se. Behind the burqa This entry was posted in Uncategorized on 18/02/ by Annie Thuesen.

Many people in the West see the burqa as a symbol of the Taliban’s oppression of women, and indeed it is true that women were not allowed to appear in public without wearing a burqa when the Taliban was in power. This book goes behind the scenes to reveal what really happens in the lives of millions of Muslim women.

It shows how these are very different from those of Western women, detailing the rules that control their behaviour and revealing the pressures and tensions that they often face within their families and societies.

The author describes how the Islamic concepts of honor and shame can oppress. Behind the Burqa: Oppression of Islamic Women in the middle east Photo story for AP English class. The burqa was originally worn by very few Muslim women-- it was traditionally worn by the minority Pashtuns in the very conservative and rural parts of Afghanistan.

The burqa in Afghanistan and US imperialism: emergence of the Taliban Countertopography offers a way to view the situation and draw connections behind the US's motive. Behind the Burqa: Our Life in Afghanistan and How We Escaped to Freedom by Batya Swift Yasgur, Sulima, Hala Hardcover Book, pages See Other Available Editions Description Advance Praise for Behind the Burqa "Whenever and wherever adults make war, children die and women are subjected to fear and humiliation.

This is true of Afghanistan : Behind the Burqa by Dana (Smith ’93) Daniels AP/Elizabeth Dalziel Despite advances in women's rights since the fall of the Taliban regime over five years ago, most Afghan women, especially outside the capital, still wear the all-enveloping burqa.

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Their assassinated leader, Ahmad Shah Masood, had a pleasing, French-speaking, Westernised educated aspect, but his past was hardly savoury. He cannily wooed Western support with promises that women can work and girls attend school, with a.

Muslim women are more than hijab, more than burqa, and more than we have been allowed to be. My idea behind the book was for Muslim women to come together, even if we practice in different ways, and even if we are to disagree with one another.

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The war leaders are coy about this mighty cultural war of the worlds that is fought out over women's. Behind France’s Burka Ban. J the deputies in the country’s National Assembly voted three hundred and thirty-five to one to ban the burka.

Posted by: winnie - Oct. 25, AM ET USA The archbishop is viewing the burqa/hijab through a Christian lens and saying Muslim women freely choose to wear it. Behind them is the Kabul River Bazaar. Fardin Waezi / AINA PHOTO AGENCY / AFGHANISTAN During the Taliban era, many in the liberal world saw the burqa as the symbol of Taliban oppression.

Now the Taliban are ousted from power, yet the burqa remains firmly on the heads of all sorts of Afghan women. New book by Noam Chomsky.Behind the Burqa.

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