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Meena: Heroine of Afghanistan by Melody Ermachild Chavis
  

Meena: Heroine of Afghanistan

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A portrait of the founder of the Revolutionary Association of the women of Afghanistan, who was assassinated 10 years later in 1987. There is a foreword by Alice Walker, Activist and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Colour Purple.

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Meena: Heroine of Afghanistan by Melody Ermachild Chavis

Meena founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan in 1977 as a twenty-year-old Kabul University student. She was assassinated in 1987 at the age of thirty, but lives on in the hearts of all progressive Muslim women. Her voice, speaking for freedom, has never been silenced. The compelling story of Meena's struggle for democracy and women's rights in Afghanistan will inspire young women throughout the world.

Meena: Heroine of Afghanistan is a compelling portrait of a courageous mother, poet and leader who symbolizes an entire movement of women that can influence the fate of nations. It is also a riveting account of a singular political career whose legacy has been inherited by RAWA, the women who hold the keys to a peaceful future for Afghanistan. RAWA has authorized this first-ever biography of their martyred founder.

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This is a book not only to read but to urge others to read. It provides, in its devastating way, a measure of hopeâ
LOS ANGELES TIMES

‘A vivid celebration of a contemporary heroineâ
KIRKUS REVIEWS

About the Author

Melody Ermachild Chavis works as a private investigator defending people facing capital punishment. She lives in San Francisco Bay where she is also a peace and social justice activist.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2004

Author

Melody Ermachild Chavis

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Publisher

Bantam

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Paperback

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Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780553817102

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