[PDF/EBOOK] Dear Zari By Zarghuna Kargar



10 thoughts on “Dear Zari

  1. says:

    I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First ReadsKnowing relatively little about modern Afghanistan other than what little I've heard on the news I was interested to hear accounts of what life is really like for Afghan women Kargar gathered the stories presented in this book while working for the BBC and producing a radio program called the Afghan Woman's Hour She spends a fair amount of the bo

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    One thing I loved about this book is that some of these interviews were done by women Zari trained to do interviews What this means is that the lives and stories of the women in the book are ones not usually covered by the Western press Some of these stories are hard to read but there are many similar stories that have yet to be told Zari's

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    This book is disappointing because it could have been And that is the heart of the issue Without a doubt Zaraghunna Kargar deserves acclaim simply for her work on the BBC’s Afghan’s Woman’s Hour Yet The central problem with this book why it doesn’t live up to the promise is that it doesn’t know what it wants to b

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    I don't know how to properly rate a book that is so unpleasant in its honesty and its bleakness The book itself is well written poignant approachable and important The subject matter is depressing hopeless infuriating and incompreh

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    I thought this book was going to be about women all over the Middle East and their different stories Where this was present

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    ‘The son who was going to sleep with me was also very young; he was fifteen years old He would also sometimes beat me while telling me that I was soon going to be his wife but he didn’t beat me as much as the others did”Zarghuna Kargar was born in Kabul in 1982 When civil war erupted across Afghanistan she and her

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    This is an incredible book A must read The women who bravely came forward and told their stories deserve all our admiration and support Cudos to Dear Zari She and her journalists provided a platform for women who had been silenced to speak and for thousands of silenced women to hear stories reminiscent of their own We who live in a society in which women have rights and the freedom to live their lives productively and wi

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    An amazing book of women of Afghanistan Portrayals of women who are locked in a world where they are neither valued nor respected These women were treated as property and with suspicion and having almost no freedom of movement The book raised several uestions for me including how typical are these portrayals why are women so unfeeling towards other women and what lasting impact has the Afghan Women's Hour had on the l

  9. says:

    This collection of stories of the lives of women in Afghanistan deserves to be read by a wider audience Despite the traumatic lives that these women have lived their stories carry a message of strength and courage and we could all learn a lot from themBeautifully written Dear Zari will touch the hearts of many

  10. says:

    Book 83 Week 44Dear Zari by Zarghuna KargarRating 45I bought this book many years back but just hadn't gotten around to reading it Especially

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E given as payment to end of a family feud to a life spent in a dark dusty room weaving carpets from a young girl being brought up as a boy to a woman living as a widow shunned by society Intimate emotion The son who was going to sleep with me was also very young he was fifteen years old He would also sometimes beat me while telling me that I was soon going to be his wife but he didn t beat me as much as the others did Zarghuna Kargar was born in Kabul in 1982 When civil war erupted across Afghanistan she and her family escaped to Pakistan where she trained as a journalist She came to the UK in 2001 and started working for the BBC World Service This book was born out of the research she did for Afghan Woman s Hour and comprises thirteen ordinary Afghan women telling their own extraordinary stories Over the course of thirteen chapters we learn a great deal about what it is to be a woman in a country of which we ve heard so much and yet know so little We learn about the children given as brides in part payment of debt who are starved raped and beaten We learn about women demanding their rightful inheritance only to find the law police and male relatives conspiring against them We learn about women who can only feed their children by begging for work in other women s households The picture the book paints is of a bleak mediaeval society in which masculinity has become synonymous with brutality and in which the women are often as bad as the men Mothers in law favoured second wives and sisters endorse and participate in the cruel bullying of their younger sisters How representative a picture it is we don t know because the author has chosen to show us thirteen stories of women who ve suffered cruelty neglect and injustice There might be tens of thousands of others leading perfectly happy fulfilled lives but somehow I doubt it I read Dear Zari as research for the book I m currently writing which features several female characters from Afghanistan It s written in a rather clunky laborious style but in terms of content I found it intensely moving and thought provoking One character in my own book says Afghanistan is one of the worst places in the world to be a woman I wrote that before I read Dear Zari My view certainly hasn t changed

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Dear Zari

Al painful and uplifting these stories uncover the suffering and strength of women in this deeply religious and intensely traditional society and show how their courage is an inspiration to women everywhe This collection of stories of the lives of women in Afghanistan deserves to be read by a wider audience Despite the traumatic lives that these women have lived their stories carry a message of strength and courage and we could all learn a lot from themBeautifully written Dear Zari will touch the hearts of many

review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Zarghuna Kargar

Moving enlightening and heartbreaking Dear Zari gives voice to the secret lives of Afghan women For the first time Dear Zari allows these women to tell their stories in their own words from the child brid This book is disappointing because it could have been And that is the heart of the issue Without a doubt Zaraghunna Kargar deserves acclaim simply for her work on the BBC s Afghan s Woman s Hour Yet The central problem with this book why it doesn t live up to the promise is that it doesn t know what it wants to be It can t decide if it wants to be a memoir or a collection of personal experiences And because of this it suffers The flaw shows up when Kargar interjects her personal story into the stories of the other women Undoubtedly there are reasons for this but I can t figure out what they are unless it is to try to relate or connect the woman s stories to those that live outside of Afghan Kargar does this by relating how her life as an Afghani women whose family fled during the Taliban s regime as well as the pressure to keep to traditions when she lived in the West This in of itself could be an interesting memoir but forced and rammed into comparison with the stories of the other women at worse it cheapens the books at best it makes Kargar look at a whiner It doesn t work the only thing worse would be a Western woman trying to compare her parent s preference for a boy child It would undoubtedly be true but there is a difference between that and your parents making you are a boy or your mother debating about suicide because of it Disappointing sadly