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Summary A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight

A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight

Maria Toorpakai hails from Pakistans violently oppressive northwest tribal region where the idea of women playing sports is considered haram un Islamicforbidden and girls rarely leave their homes But she did passing as a boy in order to play the sports she loved thus becoming a lightning rod of freedom in her countrys fierce battle over womens rightsMaria Toorpakai is a true inspiration a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own paths to autonomy fulfillment and genuine personhood Khaled Hosseini author of The Kite Runner A T. This is story about one fearless young woman and her very brave family It really shows the difference between Taliban beliefs and true islam something we all need to remember and understand Maria and her family were relentless in pursuing their dreams and ideals despite the odds being against them and I admired the bonds the entire family had and how much they supported each other Excellent read

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O flee the countryEnter Jonathon Power the first North American to earn the title of top suash player in the world and the only person to heed Marias plea for help Recognizing her determination and talent Jonathon invited Maria to train and compete internationally in Canada After years of living on the run from the Taliban Maria packed up and left the only place she had ever known to move halfway across the globe and pursue her dream Now Maria is well on the way to becoming a world champion as she continues to be a voice for oppressed women everywhe. Maria book is well written and so very insightful and candid I am able to identify with her family especially her father For Father s Day I gave 3 additional copies to my 3 oldest grand daughters ages 14 through 17 They were confussed to receive a Father s Day gift from me I said In addition to your summer readings you will read about Maria When everyone is finished the 4 of us will have a special dinner to review her story Ladies that is your Father s Day gift to me Love Paw Paw

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Housand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed A Different Kind of Daughter tells of Marias harrowing journey to play the sport she knew was her destiny first living as a boy and roaming the violent back alleys of the frontier city of Peshawar rising to become the number one female suash player in Pakistan For Maria suash was than liberation it was salvation But it was also a death sentence thrusting her into the national spotlight and the crosshairs of the Taliban who wanted Maria and her family dead Maria knew her only chance of survival was t. I really found this story interesting It really helps to expand my knowledge of the larger world and what people have to overcome It is a story that needs telling It is not literature but it is well written and doesn t jump around Another similar book that tells a story of a female growing up in Afghanistan is a Thousand Splendid Suns Since most of history was written by men I m finding it refreshing today to read uality books written by woman about strong women


13 thoughts on “A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight

  1. says:

    This books is so well written that it brought devastation so close to my heart. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop and I was disappointed, gleefully. To see this defiant warrior find her ground and believ

  2. says:

    This is story about one fearless young woman and her very brave family. It really shows the difference between Taliban. beliefs and true islam, something we all need to remember and understand. Maria and her family were relentless

  3. says:

    An insight into the difference between the freedom of girls and boys under the Taliban. The parents definitely want an education for all their children but realize that school is not the best place for this daughter to be. It would be interesting to find out why her mother was allowed to teach and set up schools given the strictures placed

  4. says:

    Singularly compelling look at oppressive regimes and a lens on gender. An ode to a modern day tribal warrior. There are many ways to be a warrior too.

  5. says:

    As I read I felt like I was right with these women and girls as they fought with the social obstacles that surround them. I came to admire and respect Maria's parents in the way they helped Maria be what she wanted

  6. says:

    I really found this story interesting. It really helps to expand my knowledge of the larger world and what people have to overcome. It is a story that needs telling. It is not literature but it is well written and doesn't jump around. Another similar book that tells a story of a female growing up in Afghanistan is a Thou

  7. says:

    Maria book is well written and so very insightful and candid. I am able to identify with her family, especially her father. For Father's Day I gave 3 additional copies to my 3 oldest grand daughters ages 14 through 17. They were confussed to receive a Father's Day gift from me. I said, In addition to your summer readings, you will read abo

  8. says:

    I may not have read this book if it hadn't been picked by my book club, I would have missed out on an eye opening experience. Seeing the world through Maria's life I have learned so much about a culture and regio

  9. says:

    Being a daughter with dreams and now a mother of a daughter with a husband supporting his daughter in her fulfulling her dreams, I felt so connected to Maria and her family. I wish I would have the opportunity to

  10. says:

    Very hard to read as the life lived by this brave girl is tragic,how her family have coped is beyond our comfy western life comprehension. That said I could not put it down it is so well written..just a pity people have to live like this..if only everyone could love each other..it's a vicious world and woman are very badly treated in it. I w

  11. says:

    This is an amazing book that describes Maria's life in such beautiful detail that I felt I was actually there. An incredible story about an incrdible person and family. I am recommending it to everyone I see!

  12. says:

    Very interesting read

  13. says:

    Fast paced prose, never a dull moment. I would have liked to learn about her extraordinary parents though perhaps in the n

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